Prevalence and persistence of Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies in patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTCA) and associations with clinical disease severity / 26

Pasternak A, Hahn D, McBride P, et al.
In: Stephens RS, Byrne GI, Christiansen G, et al., eds. Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Human Chlamydial Infection. Napa, California, USA: ISBN 0-9664383-0-2, 1998; 179-182*

Pilot study of C. pneumoniae antibodies and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD), which found that several types of antibody including IgA were associated with the extent and severity of CAD. If the source of the IgA antibodies was the lung, then this suggests that persistent seeding of the coronary arteries from the lung could produce more disease.

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