Inflammation and accelerated atherosclerosis: Basic mechanisms

Andrea Doria, Yaniv Sherer, Pier L. Meroni, Yehuda Shoenfeld

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The studies described in this article support a role for immunologic-inflammatory mechanisms in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. This immunologic-inflammatory state is evident in many autoimmune diseases, but also in the general population lacking an overt autoimmune disease. The ability to immunomodulate atherosclerosis (currently only experimental) should lead to future research into the mechanisms and treatment of atherosclerosis, the leading cause of death in the Western world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-362
Number of pages8
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2005


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