Chronic infections and atherosclerosis

Kis, Zoltán and Burián, Katalin and Virók, Dezső and Kari, Gábor and Endrész, Valéria and Gönczöl, Éva (2001) Chronic infections and atherosclerosis. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, 48 (3-4). pp. 497-510. ISSN 1217-8950 (print), 1588-2640 (online)

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The inability of traditional risk factors such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and smoking to explain the incidence of atherosclerosis (AT) in about 50% of the cases prompted a search for additional putative risk factors involved in the development of the disease. Infectious agents have long been suspected to initiate/contribute to the process of AT. It has also been suggested that inflammation, either related to infectious agents or independent from infection, may mediate the atherogenic process [1, 2].

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QP Physiology / élettan
Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RZ Other systems of medicine / orvostudomány egyéb területei
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 10:30
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2012 10:30

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