Chlamydia Pneumoniae and Acute Aortic Syndrome: A Call for a Multi-Institutional Study

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2008.424

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  • Eduardo Bossone | ebossone@hotmail.com Institute of Respiratory Disease, University of Milan, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico-Mangiagalli-Regina Elena, Milano, Italy.
  • Santi Trimarchi Division of Vascular Surgery Istituto Policlinico San Donato, IRCCS, San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy.
  • Gloria Esposito Chair of Vascular Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Scientific Institute H. San Raffaele, Vita-Salute University School of Medicine, Milano, Italy.
  • Stefano Aliberti Institute of Respiratory Disease, University of Milan, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico-Mangiagalli-Regina Elena, Milano, Italy.
  • Rodolfo Citro Cardiovascular Department San Luca Hospital, Vallo della Lucania, Salerno, Italy.
  • Luigi Allegra Institute of Respiratory Disease, University of Milan, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico-Mangiagalli-Regina Elena, Milano, Italy.
  • Francesco Blasi Institute of Respiratory Disease, University of Milan, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico-Mangiagalli-Regina Elena, Milano, Italy.

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.

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2016-01-26
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Bossone, Eduardo, Santi Trimarchi, Gloria Esposito, Stefano Aliberti, Rodolfo Citro, Luigi Allegra, and Francesco Blasi. 2016. “Chlamydia Pneumoniae and Acute Aortic Syndrome: A Call for a Multi-Institutional Study”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 70 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2008.424.

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