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Statins and risk of infectious diseases

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Author(s): O.M. Drapkina | R.N. Shepel'

Journal: Racionalʹnaâ Farmakoterapiâ v Kardiologii
ISSN 1819-6446

Volume: 9;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 306;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: statins | cardiovascular disease | infectious disease

ABSTRACT
Besides hypolipidemic effect statins demonstrate some not-lipid (pleotropic) ones. Special attention has been paying to statin inducing reduction in bacterial infections incidence and severity, and pneumonia particularly. Results of the large studies on statin influence on infectious disease are presented.*Corresponding author: drapkina@bk.ruRation Pharmacother Cardiol 2013;9(3):306-310
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