TITLE

Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae within Peripheral Blood Monocytes of Patients with Unstable Angina or Myocardial Infarction

AUTHOR(S)
Maass, Matthias; Jahn, Jurgen; Gieffers, Jens; Dalhoff, Klaus; Katus, Hugo A.; Solbach, Werner
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
Journal of Infectious Diseases;6/15/2000 Supplement 3, Vol. 181, pS449
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a study that uses polymerase chain reaction detection of chlamydial DNA applied to cells from patients with angiographically identified unstable angina or acute myocardial infarction. Presence of Chlamydia pneumoniae in monocytes/macrophages of a significant proportion of persons with progressive coronary artery disease; Potential role of C. pneumoniae in coronary atherosclerosis.
ACCESSION #
5256646

 

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