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Chronic infection and coronary artery disease

Joseph B. Muhlestein
From: Science & Medicine: Volume 5 Number 6: Page 16 (December 1998)

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Abstract: Whether the origin or progression of an atheromatous plaque has an infection component is not clear. Numerous epidemiologic studies suggest associations with bacterial or viral infections that are extremely common anyway, and efforts to culture infectious organisms from atheroma specimens have not had much success. Even though the evidence is weak, clinical treals have begun to test whether antibiotic therapy has a beneficial effect after a first episode of myocardial infarction of unstable angina.

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