Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Arthritis, Co-infections and Lyme

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.
Bayram A, Erdoğan MB, Ekşi F, Yamak B.

Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University, Turkey. aysenbayram@hotmail.com

The aim of this study was to investigate whether bacterial and viral infectious agents can be demonstrated in atherosclerotic lesions of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) as well as in stenotic aortic and mitral valves from patients undergoing heart valve replacement.