Journal Article

No Association between Hepatitis C Virus Seropositivity and Acute Myocardial Infarction

Christine M. Arcari, Kenrad E. Nelson, Dale M. Netski, F. Javier Nieto and Charlotte A. Gaydos

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 43, issue 6, pages e53-e56
Published in print September 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/507031
No Association between Hepatitis C Virus Seropositivity and Acute Myocardial Infarction

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Recent studies have linked hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with carotid atherosclerosis. We investigated the association between HCV seropositivity and acute myocardial infarction using a well-established cohort of young men in the US military and found no evidence to support this association.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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