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Gurfinkel E, Bozovich G, Daroca A, Beck E, Mautner B, for the ROXIS study group

Randomised trial of roxithromycin in non-Q-wave coronary syndromes: ROXIS pilot study

Lancet (Aug) 350:404-407 1997

There has been considerable interest lately in aggravation of atherosclerosis by infectious agents, including Chlamydia pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylorii, and cytomegalovirus. However, causality has been difficult to prove. This paper suggests that treating non-Q-wave MI by an antichlamydial antibiotic reduces the incidence of subsequent ischemic events.

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