Prevalence of anti-chlamydial antibodies in patients affected by acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris.
|Druh||Článek ve sborníku|
|Konference||Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Human Chlamydial Infections|
|Fakulta / Pracoviště MU|
|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.|