Ectasia and severe atherosclerosis - Relationships with Chlamydia pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, and inflammatory markers


Adiloglu A., Can R., Nazli C., Ocal A., Ergene O., Tinaz G., ...More

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, vol.32, no.1, pp.21-27, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-27

Abstract

To date, there has been no convincing evidence for an association between Chlamydia pneumoniae or Helicobacter pylori and ectasia. In this case-control study we have investigated the association of H. pylori and C. pneumoniae seropositivity with ectasia, severe coronary atherosclerosis, and normal vessels, which were so classified by coronary angiography We have also evaluated the influence of these infections on inflammatory markers such as high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and interleukin 6 (IL-6).