Lumbal puncture for Cpn diagnosis (urgent)
the last weeks my tingling sensations worsened significantly. I have also muscle twitching now and a beginning numb feeling in the face, arms and legs. And fatigue of course. My neurologist wanted to do a lumbal puncture in the past, but I refused to let it do.
The symptoms are so strong now that I have to see a neurologist, and I think he'll insist that a LP must be carried out. I will ask the neurologist to look for Cpn, but I'm not sure which tests are needed. Can someone help me? I know a PCR for Chlamydia pneumoniae has to be done. Does it also make sense to measure IgG-antibodies against Cpn in liquor like it is done in Lyme disease? Any other senseful tests?
My Cpn serology in blood is highly positive: IgG > 500 (norm < 22) and IgA= 60 (norm <22).
It's a bit urgent. Thank you.