Table 2

C pneumoniae in arteriectomy material

AuthorYear of publicationDetection methodC pneumoniae positivity in %
Apfalter et al152000Cell culture7.9% (in 38 patients with infrarenal abdominal aorta aneurysm, carotid artery, femoral artery, etc)
Vink et al162001C pneumoniae specific monoclonal antibodies67% in abdominal aorta
41% internal and common iliac arteries
33% in coronary arteries
2% in cerebral arteries
0% radial artery (in 24 patients with 33 arterial samples)