Arthritis and Chlamydia Pneumoniae

Arthritis and Chlamydia Pneumoniae

Doxycycline versus doxycycline and rifampin in undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy, with special reference to chlamydia-induced arthritis a; 9 month studyA combinaiton protocol is effective here vs a monotherapy.

-Antibiotic treatment of arthritis Osteoarthritis when treated with doxycycline has significantly reduced joint space narrowing 40% better than controls.

Persisitant CPn and Arthritis Great paper overviews the concept of CPn and C. trachomatis as causitive agents in arthritis.

Sjogren's and CPn

mrhodes40 Sat, 2006-06-03 16:23

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Scott, This is for you.  Cypriane~~~MS caregiver and care advocate - Dallas, Texas, USA....."Enter through the narrow gate.....small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."  Matthew 7:13-14

Joyce~caregiver-advocate in Dallas for Steve J (SPMS).  CAP since August 06, Cpn, Mpn, B. burgdorferi, systemic candidiasis, EBV, CMV & other herpes family viral infections, elevated heavy metals, gluten+casein sensitivity. 

I am able to email full text of that first paper if someone needs to read it for purposes of, as they say, private scholarship. Its an impressive outcome, one of the most impressive in print re abx treatment of non-understood immune disease.

Dear Eric

I am very interested as I have had osteoarthritis, mainly affecting my knees, since I was 40 years old -- now 76. Somehome I have kept going with a bit of exercise vitamin D and calcium and some other supplements but want to try CAP now. My email address is neenavyas@yahoo.com. I would love to read the full paper.

Cheers

Neena

I am 76 years old. My daughter-in-law was diagnosed with MS and we are all very keen for her to start this new antibiotic treatment. We hope to be able to do this in the next couple of weeks by finding a doctor willing to deal with any issues like reactions that may crop up. My daughter-in-law is 43 years old.

I have been an active poilitical journalist most of my life and have felt for a long time that there must be a cure out there for MS which the medical community has largely ignored. I am very excited by the Wheldon protocol.

Neena, this post from Eric Johnson was in 2006:he hasn't posted here for years and years!

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Just wondering about people with arthritis, what if its is C, trachomatis that ies the cause, will CAP work just as good as for Cpn?

Diagnosed with MS on March 2009, started CAP on Jan 2010. Doxy 200mg- Roxy 300mg- NAC and all major supplements.

Chlamydia pneumoniae--a new causative agent of reactive arthritis and undifferentiated oligoarthritis

Chlamydia pneumoniae--a new causative agent of reactive arthritis and undifferentiated oligoarthritis

Find the article at: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1005260Abstra… examine whether reactive arthritis (ReA) known to occur after a urogenital infection with Chlamydia trachomatis can also follow an infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae, a recently described species of Chlamydiae that is a common cause of respiratory tract infections. METHODS--Specific antibodies (microimmunofluorescence test) and lymphocyte proliferation to C trachomatis and C pneumoniae in paired samples of peripheral blood and synovial fluid were investigated in 70 patients with either reactive arthritis (ReA) or undifferentiated oligoarthritis (UOA). RESULTS--Five patients with acute ReA after an infection with C pneumoniae are reported. Three had a symptomatic preceding upper respiratory tract infection and two had no such symptoms. In all patients a C pneumoniae-specific lymphocyte proliferation in synovial fluid and a high specific antibody titre suggesting an acute infection was found. CONCLUSION--C pneumoniae needs to be considered a new important cause of reactive arthritis. 

Jim K Sat, 2008-10-04 10:12