Authors: Ilija Barukčić
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection has been supposed to play an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis (AS). Although many authors proved the presence of viral DNA in arterial wall tissue, the role of CMV in the origin and progress of athero-sclerosis still remains unclear and no definite consensus has been reached. Whether CMV may be involved in the development of AS has not yet been established. METHODS: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether CMV and AS are causally related. Literature was searched through the electronic database PubMed. Data were accurately assessed and analyzed. RESULTS: The meta-analysis results showed that CMV infection and AS are causally connected. CONCLUSIONS: Cytomegalovirus is the cause of atherosclerosis. Keywords Cytomegalovirus, atherosclerosis, causal relationship
Comments: 26 pages. Copyright © 2018 by Ilija Barukcic, Jever, Germany. Published by: ...
[v1] 2018-05-08 11:38:11 (removed)
[v2] 2018-05-09 05:55:55 (removed)
[v3] 2018-05-10 11:18:43
Unique-IP document downloads: 109 times
Vixra.org is a pre-print repository rather than a journal. Articles hosted may not yet have been verified by peer-review and should be treated as preliminary. In particular, anything that appears to include financial or legal advice or proposed medical treatments should be treated with due caution. Vixra.org will not be responsible for any consequences of actions that result from any form of use of any documents on this website.
Add your own feedback and questions here:
You are equally welcome to be positive or negative about any paper but please be polite. If you are being critical you must mention at least one specific error, otherwise your comment will be deleted as unhelpful.