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Demonstration of Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Cytomegalovirus, and Epstein-Barr virus in atherosclerotic coronary arteries, nonrheumatic calcific aortic and rheumatic stenotic mitral valves by polymerase chain reaction.

Authors
  • Bayram, Ayşen
  • Erdoğan, Mustafa Bilge
  • Ekşi, Fahriye
  • Yamak, Birol
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi/The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Publisher
Kare Publishing
Publication Date
May 01, 2011
Volume
11
Issue
3
Pages
237–243
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5152/akd.2011.057
PMID: 21466993
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our results suggest that C. pneumoniae, M. pneumoniae, and CMV are present with similar frequency both in atherosclerotic and non-atherosclerotic vessels. We conclude that although non-atherosclerotic, vascular samples of CAD patients are invaded by infectious agents as like as atherosclerotic vessels. We further conclude that C. pneumoniae, M. pneumoniae, and CMV are present in stenotic aortic and mitral valves and atherosclerotic tissues with similar frequency indicating that atherosclerosis and valvular stenosis might share a common etiology related to infection.

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