Submitted by mrhodes40 on Tue, 2006-09-19 12:21

Infections and asthma.Martin RJ.
National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado, 1400 Jackson Street, Office J206, Denver, CO 80206, USA. martinr@njc.org

A new paradigm is developing in regard to the interaction between infection and asthma. This paradigm comprises the acute exacerbations seen in asthma and also asthma chronicity. Viral infections have been commonly evaluated in acute exacerbations, but findings suggest viral-allergen and viral-bacterial interactions are important for chronicity. Most recently, studies are also invoking atypical bacterial infections, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae, as factors in both acute exacerbation and chronic asthma.

PMID: 16543054 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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I have been reading a little about this. I started on 1000 MGs of Zith for about 10 weeks now. I heard its better to add on flagyl to help with the multi levels of CPN. I might start on that soon. Any suggestions?

Brian- Do take a look through the Cpn Treatment Handbook on this site which will explain more fully the combination of antibiotics used. You will find that the recommended combo is a lower dose of azith plus doxycycline (the two combined minimize resistance) and flagyl is then used mostly in a pulsed way (5-7 days every 3-4 weeks). I know that many of the asthma treatments use this high-dose monotherapy of azith, the information here will explain why monotherapy is not desirable, and will not eradicated other life phases of Cpn. Combined Antibiotic Protocol for Chlamydia pneumonia in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia- Currently: 150mg INH, Doxycycline/Zithromycin, Tinidazole pulses. Northern Ohio, USA