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Chlamydia Atherosclerosis Lesion

Discovery, Diagnosis, and Treatment


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About this book


Several viruses, including herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, and coxsackie B virus, have been implicated in heart disease. Recent work has suggested that atherosclerosis or atheroma – the disease responsible for myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral vascular and other major vascular problems – is not simply caused by dietary factors but also Chlamydia pneumoniae infection. This discovery changes the concept of cardiovascular disease, which will have a profound effect on hundreds of millions of people and is of wide interest to modern cardiovascular medicine.

Atherosclerosis Lesion: Discovery, Diagnosis and Treatment presents current understanding on the specific pathological features of the C. pneumoniae arterial lesion and the unique morphological features and life cycle of C. pneumoniae in atheromatous arteries.

It is important for every medical practitioner to be aware of this disease. All internal medicine physicians, intensivists, family medicine practitioners, infectious disease and immunology physicians should be aware of the impact of C. pneumoniae, the specific pathological features, and methods of diagnosing the lesion. This book presents a unique review of this important clinical issue.


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  1. 1.Anatomical PathologyJohannesburgSouth Africa

About the authors

Dr Allan Shor is an anatomical pathologist who discovered Chlamydia pneumoniae germs in atheroma lesions and described the features of a Chlamydia pneumoniae atheroma lesion of the arteries. He is a world authority of this very specialized field of pathology of Chlamydia pneumoniae and atherosclerosis lesions and possesses a collection of unique and extensive micrographs and electron micrographs of the disease: the result of many years of microscopic and electron microscopic examination of many tens of thousands of atheroma lesions. Dr Allan Shor has written many peer reviewed articles in prominent international journals and given many international invited lectures on the subject.

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