27 Apr 2018

"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


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


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)


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:



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? 


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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RonOn CAP for CFS starting 01/06 (NE Ohio, USA)Began rifampin trial 1/14/09Currently: on intermittent