For anyone with suspected cellulitis, this is interesting reading:



A fascinating post — thanks for uploading the link. It is interesting to note that vasculitis was part of the histopathological picture.


C. pneumoniae has been associated with a similar chronic inflammatory condition, pyoderma gangrenosum by Chuck Stratton and colleagues. Here’s the link: Culture and immunohistochemical evidence of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in ulcerative pyoderma gangrenosum.

Sams HH, Mitchell WM, Stratton CW, King LE Jr.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Jun;48(6):966-9.


Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare but very unpleasant condition; it is sometimes associated with Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

D W - [Myalgia and hypertension (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazole. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]