New Handbook page on Cpn & Rosacea

Submitted by Jim K on Thu, 2007-03-01 12:29

I'm very please to announce the addition to the Cpn Handbook of a page on Rosacea and Cpn put together by our own intrepid member Red. Red has been a pioneer in applying the CAP for Chlamydia pneumoniae to his own condition of rosacea, and has been instrumental in educating many of us about this condition through his own experience on the CAP, as well as his careful studies of the biology and research which connects them together. I know that all of you reading his page will learn more whether you have rosacea as part of your own Cpn difficulties or not.

As we have prevented comments in Handbook pages, this thread might be a good place for any feedback or discussion about this addition.

Red

Jim, thank you as well for all your advice and helpful input with this. I believe your suggestions help make the case for connecting Cpn and Rosacea much more clear and strong.

Remember I don't have any science or medical background, so if anyone on the board, particularly those of you with a science or medical background, have any suggestions for strengthening the case further, please let me know either in this thread or via PM. Your input would be greatly appreciated...

Although my recent edits keep moving the page to the top of recent posts, here's a direct link to the handbook page for future reference:

http://www.cpnhelp.org/chlamydia_pneumoniae_an_0

 

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-
Red

Hi All,

I just noticed the Fernandez-Obregon / Patton study I referenced in the above page which implicated C. pneumoniae with rosacea originally has been included in this month's issue of Cutis (Cutaneous Medicine for the Practicioner):

http://www.cutis.com/asp/archive/article.asp?ArticleID=1778&FileType=abs


The abstract on Cutis now also states: "These preliminary data suggest the need for further investigation with clinical trials to study long-term tolerability and efficacy and also strongly implicate C pneumoniae in the pathogenesis of acne rosacea.".

Strongly implicated. Alright!   Although we know that single antibiotic therapy is very unlikely to eradicate a persistent Cpn infection, hopefully this article will at least help stir some additional research in this area...


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-