Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Investigating the Presence of Helicobacter Pylori in Atheroma Plaques of Arteries in Patients with Atherosclerosis

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Investigating the Presence of Helicobacter Pylori in Atheroma Plaques of Arteries in Patients with Atherosclerosis

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Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of H.pylori in atherosclerosis plaque.

Methods: Our study is descriptive, we studied 90 patients with atherosclerosis. Specimen of atheroma plaques in the arteries of each patient sampled by physician aseptically. Some samples saved on -70 degrees refrigerator and some others were used for microbial culture. For detection of H.pylori from the specimen of atheroma plaque in arteries, direct smear were prepared, gram stained, then investigated with microscope. Also for culture of H.pylori Brucella agar media (contain 7-1-% defibrinated sheep blood, 1% starch and vancomycin, trimethoprim, pilymixin B, amphotericin antibiotics) was used. The plates were cultured in microaero- philic condition and were placed in 37 degrees incubator and investigating after 2-3 weeks and finally differential biochem- ical tests were performed. …

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