"ACE Chlamydia levels" -- anyone heard of it?

My niece took a fistful of papers to her doctor because she has rosacea, chronic bronchitis/asthma, chronic sinusitis, and what looks to me like GFA. I highlighted the appropriate passages.

He

  • never looked at them,
  • explained that chlamydia is known to cause uterine and vaginal problems,
  • said he'd heard of CPn, but that it had been too long for that to be her problem (I think he meant she's past the acute stage),
  • said if she's worried about her rosacea, she needs to see a skin doctor,
  • and generally made it quite plain that in this area of medicine, he knows not that he knows not, and likes it that way, thanks.

Anyway, she says he ordered an "ACE Chlamydia Level" test on one gram of blood. Anyone know what that is about?

 

Ron

 Gee, Ron, this looks like a sarcoidosis test by itself, but I've never seen one with Chlamydia also:

ACE


Also known as: SACE (Serum Angiotensin Converting Enzyme)
Formal name: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

 

 

CAP for Chlamydia pneumonia since 11/04. 25yrs CFS & FMS- Currently: 150mg INH, 200 Doxycycline, 500mg MWF Azithromycin, 1000mg Tini daily (Continuous protocol)

 

CAP for Cpn 11/04. Dx: 25+yrs CFS & FMS. Currently: 250 aithromycin mwf, doxycycline 100mg BID, restarted Tini pulses; Vit D2000 units, T4 & T3, 6mg Iodoral

Red

Hi Ron,

Sorry to hear about your niece's health problems and this experience with her doctor.    I know it can be kind of frustrating.

I don't know anything other than what Jim mentioned about an ACE test, but just in case you didn't know, sarcoidosis is one of the conditions a physician might want to rule out when diagnosing someone with rosacea, along with systemic lupus erythematosus, carcinoid syndrome and a few others.  See table 3 in the following doc for a good list:

http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020801/435.html 

 

On Combined Antibiotic Protocol for Cpn in Rosacea since 01/06

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

Thanks, everyone -- those look "reasonable." I hate working second or third hand, but you guys managed a good guess at even greater distance.

I suspect my niece is trying to get comprehensive results from an incident-oriented doctor. I'll pass along the info; what she'll do with it, who can tell? 

Ron

On CAP for CFS starting 01/06 (NE Ohio, USA)

Currently: doxy & zith -- continous; metronidazole -- 5 days on, 7 days off.

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Ron

On CAP for CFS starting 01/06 (NE Ohio, USA)

Began rifampin trial 1/14/09

Currently: on intermittent