Cytomegalovirus chronic infection as a risk factor for stroke: A prospective study

Viktorija Ķeniņa, Pauls Auce, Zanda Priede, Inese Irbe, Lana Vainšteina, Elvira Smeltere, Andrejs Millers

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Stroke is the second most common cause of death in the world and a major cause of long-term disability. Chronic infection is an independent risk factor for ischemic stroke and related forms of atherosclerotic vascular disease. The aim of our study was to compare the plasma Cytomegalovirus (CMV) immunoglobulin G antibody level in a patient and control group, and to determine the association of CMV chronic infection with ischemic stroke, and with stroke subtype. The present study does not present a cogent demonstration that cytomegalovirus chronic infection is a risk factor of stroke. Further studies are necessary to clarify the effective prophylactic measures to determine other significant risk factors for stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Section B: Natural, Exact, and Applied Sciences
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Chronic infection
  • Cytomegalovirus infection
  • Stroke

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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