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Journal:   RESEARCHER BULLETIN OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (PEJOUHANDEH)   SPRING 2003 , Volume 8 , Number 1 (31); Page(s) 57 To 59.
 
Paper: 

CHLAMYDIA PNEUMONIAE AND MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

 
 
Author(s):  BAHRAMI F.*, ESFANDIARI N., GACHKAR L., SAYYADI M.S.
 
* Department of Cardiology of Medical sciences shaheed Beheshti University
 
Abstract: 

Background: Myocardial infarction is a relatively frequent disease, for its etiology, microbial pathogens were revealed to be involved. The present study was conducted to determine the role of Chlamydia pneumoniae in myocardial infarction.
Materials and methods: It was a case-control study. Those who had myocardial infarction and had been hospitalized for at least one week were included as the case group. Sex-and smoking habit-matched individuals were selected among hospital staff or patients hospitalized in other wards as the control group. Blood samples were obtained and anti-Chlamydial IgA and IG were assessed by ELISA technique. Positive samples were assessed by anti chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies (ELSA).
Results: The study population included 41 MI patients (27 males and 14 females) and 44 control subjects (34 males and 10 females). Of 41 MI patients, 19 (46.3%) and 9 (22%) had positive anti-chlamydial IgA and IG, respectively, theses figures were 15 (34.1%) and 8 (18.2%) for the control group (NS). Positive anti Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies was reported in 15 MI patients and 13 control subjects (NS).
Conclusion: We could not find association between chlamydia pneumoniae infection and myocardial infarction, however with respect to the current controversies, further studies are strongly suggested.

 
Keyword(s): MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, CHLAMYDIA PNEUMONIAE
 
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