Prevalence of anti-chlamydial antibodies in patients affected by acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris.

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MEDKOVÁ Zuzana ZEMAN Karel POSPÍŠIL Leopold DIBLÍKOVÁ Ivana VOTAVA Miroslav

Druh Článek ve sborníku
Konference Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Human Chlamydial Infections
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

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Klíčová slova Chlamydia pneumoniae - serological tests - myocardial infarction - angina pectoris
Popis Acute myocardial infarction patients showed significantly higher prevalence of anti-chlamydial antibodies demonstrated by complement fixation test as well as anti-lipopolysaccharide IgA antibodies than the control subjects. Patients with the unstable angina pectoris showed higher levels of both IgA and IgG anti-LPS and IgA anti-MOMPs antibodies than control subjects. The results corroborate the hypothesis of the participation of C. pneumoniae in the pathogenesis of coronary arteriosclerosis.