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exposure to chlamydia pneumoniae infection and age-related macular degeneration: the blue mountains eye study.to assess cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between exposure to chlamydia pneumoniae infection and age-related macular degeneration (amd) in the nested case-control sample drawn from the blue mountains eye study (bmes) cohort.200717724180
the prevalence and clinical significance of chlamydia infection in island and mainland populations of victorian koalas (phascolarctos cinereus).chlamydia infection is known to impact the health of koalas (phascolarctos cinereus) in new south wales (nsw) and queensland, but the clinical significance of chlamydia infections in victorian koalas is not well described. we examined the prevalence of chlamydia infection and assessed associated health parameters in two victorian koala populations known to be chlamydia positive. the same testing regimen was applied to a third victorian population in which chlamydia had not been detected. we exam ...201525588005
epizootiology of chlamydia infections in two free-range koala populations.the prevalence of chlamydia pecorum and chlamydia pneumoniae infections in two free-range koala populations was assessed using genus-specific pcr combined with species-specific dna probe hybridisation. population a had a very high overall level of chlamydial infection (85%) with significantly more of these infections being due to c. pecorum (73%) compared to c. pneumoniae (24%). the second population had a much lower prevalence of infection (10%) with equal levels of both species. an important f ...199910223324
association analysis of polymorphisms at the interleukin-1 locus in essential hypertension.infection with microorganisms such as helicobacter pylori and chlamydia pneumoniae has been associated with coronary heart disease (cad) and hypertension (ht). infection increases the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, thus facilitating interactions that lead to vascular damage and other effects. we hypothesized that genetically determined differences in activity or responsiveness of cytokine(s) might contribute to ht. the interleukin-1 gene (il1) cluster on chromosome 2q14 contains three re ...200211840488
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