Published in Hematology Week, August 1st, 2005
According to researchers in Greece, "Infectious agents may be implicated in the inflammatory atherosclerotic process. Not only specific microorganisms but also the infectious burden, defined as the number of pathogens to which a patient is exposed, has been associated with atherosclerosis."
G. Tsirpanlis and colleagues of the General Hospital of Athens wrote, "In the present study, the infectious burden, determined directly (by identification of viable pathogens in peripheral blood...
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