The study was designed to investigate the effects of
infection and/or cholesterol rich diet combined with
therapeutic and preventative agents such as antibiotic,
anti-inflammatory agent and red wine on the
pulmonary vascular system.
Objective: Infection may lead to inflammation, atherosclerosis and thrombotic vascular events. The atherosclerotic effect of hypercholesterolaemia on the vascular system is well-known. However, limited studies were done on the therapeutic and preventative agents. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of infection and cholesterol rich diet combined with an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory agent and red wine on the pulmonary vascular system.
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disorder thought to be an exaggerated immune response to unknown antigens. It often presents with bilateral mediastinal lymphadenopathy and/or pulmonary infiltrates (1).