Chlamydia pneumoniae and acute aortic syndrome: A call for a multi-institutional study

Eduardo Bossone, Santi Trimarchi, Gloria Esposito, Stefano Aliberti, Rodolfo Citro, Luigi Allegra, Francesco Blasi

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Abstract

Chlamydia Pneumoniae (CP) infection is strongly associated with coronary artery disease, as well as with atherosclerosis of the carotid and peripheral arteries. However, the role of CP in the pathogenesis of aortic disease remains controversial. Our present experience suggests no correlation between a current infection with C. pneumoniae and acute aortic dissection. Well-designed large prospective studies are needed in order to clarify the pathophysiologic role of CP infection in acute and chronic aortic disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-70
Number of pages3
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Volume70
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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