An Unsettled Debate About the Potential Role of Infection in Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis

Udip Dahal, Dikshya Sharma, Kumud Dahal

Abstract


Association of infection with atherosclerosis is by no means new. Several sero-epidemiological and pathologic studies as well as animal models have shown a link between infection and atherosclerosis. Exciting discoveries in recent times related to role of inter-individual genetic variation in modulating inflammatory response to infection have reignited the enthusiasm in proving a causal link between infection and atherosclerosis. The purpose of this article was to review and analyze the available evidence linking infection with atherosclerosis.




J Clin Med Res. 2017;9(7):547-554
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jocmr3032w


Keywords


Multifactorial; Inflammatory; Antibiotics

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