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Volume 12, Number 4—April 2006

Letter

Chlamydialike Organisms and Atherosclerosis

Gilbert Greub*Comments to Author , Olivier Hartung†, Toïdi Adekambi*, Yves S. Alimi†, and Didier Raoult*
Author affiliations: *Université de la Méditerannée, Marseille, France; †Hôpital Nord, Marseille, France

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Table

Comparison of patients with and without parachlamydial DNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in surgical aortic or carotid specimens

Characteristic Positive PCR result (n = 5) Negative PCR result (n = 22) p value
Males, no. (%) 4 (80) 16 (73) 0.74
Median age (interquartile range) 72 (71–77) 66 (61–74) 0.11
Any cardiovascular risk factor, no. (%) 3 (60) 21 (95) 0.02
Hypertension 3 (60) 10 (45) 0.56
Hypercholesterolemia 0 5 (23) 0.24
Tobacco use 3 (60) 17 (77) 0.42
Diabetes 1 (20) 6 (27) 0.74
Aortic surgery, no. (%) 2 (40) 13 (59) 0.44
Previous cardiovascular disease, no. (%) 2 (40) 8 (38) 0.94

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1Current affiliation: University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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