Coronary artery calcium and intima-media thickness are associated with level of cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin G in HIV-infected patients

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A. Knudsen, U. S. Kristoffersen, I. Panum, Y. B. Hansen, P. D. Skottrup, P. Hasbak, A. Kjaer, A-M Lebech

Abstract: Coinfection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) may be involved in cardiovascular disease in HIV-infected patients. We found that higher level of CMV immunoglobulin G (IgG) was independently associated with an increased risk of coronary artery calcium and higher intima-media thickness in HIV-infected patients but not in healthy controls after adjustment for other cardiovascular risk factors and levels of herpes viridae IgG.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHIV Medicine
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)60-62
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

    Research areas

  • atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, coronary artery calcium, cytomegalovirus, HIV infection

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