Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae and Helicobacter pylori in atherosclerotic plaques of carotid artery by polymerase chain reaction


Kaplan M., Yavuz S., Cinar B., Koksal V., Kut M., Yapici F., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.10, no.2, pp.116-123, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Objectives: A possible role of some microorganisms has been proposed in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, but it is still an unresolved issue. We investigated the presence of Chlamydia pneumoniae and Helicobacter pylori DNA in carotid artery atherosclerotic plaques by using PCR.