Objectives: To investigate the association between carotid atherosclerosis and genetic polymorphisms of inflammatory genes among residents in the Lanyan Basin which was a newly confirmed arsenic-endemic area. Methods: Residents aged ≥40 years were recruited and examined for carotid atherosclerosis by Duplex ultrasonography. A total of 332 subjects were randomly selected from the study population as carotid atherosclerosis patients based on their health examination reports with IMT ≥1.0 mm and a plaque score ≥1. Controls were 302 subjects with IMT

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-72
Number of pages9
JournalTaiwan Journal of Public Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005


  • Adhesion molecule
  • Arsenic
  • Carotid atherosclerosis
  • Chemokine
  • Cytokine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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