Age-dependent associations of acute vascular events with prior antibiotic prescriptions: implications for treatment trials of chlamydia-associated atherosclerosis / 27

Hahn DL, Werner NL
In: Stephens RS, Byrne GI, Christiansen G, et al., eds. Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Human Chlamydial Infection. Napa, California, USA: ISBN 0-9664383-0-2, 1998; 183-186**

To investigate whether antibiotics are associated with protection against heart attacks, several observational studies have been undertaken. This one hypothesized that antibiotics might in some cases precipitate acute vascular events, and found some evidence for this possibility in patients younger than 60 years of age. However, all the observational studies are significantly limited, as discussed in this report.
One interesting finding was the huge difference in antibiotic usage by young adults, compared to older adults.

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