"ACE Chlamydia levels" -- anyone heard of it?

My niece took a fistful of papers to her doctor because she has rosaceai, chronic bronchitis/asthmai, chronic sinusitis, and what looks to me like GFAi. I highlighted the appropriate passages.

He

  • never looked at them,
  • explained that chlamydia is known to cause uterine and vaginal problems,
  • said he'd heard of CPni, but that it had been too long for that to be her problem (I think he meant she's past the acute stage),
  • said if she's worried about her rosacea">i, she needs to see a skin doctor,
  • and generally made it quite plain that in this area of medicine, he knows not that he knows not, and likes it that way, thanks.

Anyway, she says he ordered an "ACE Chlamydia Level" test on one gram of blood. Anyone know what that is about?

 

Ron

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

ACE


Also known as: SACE (Serum Angiotensin Converting Enzyme)
Formal name: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

 

 

CAPi for Chlamydia pneumonia since 11/04. 25yrs CFSi & FMSi- Currently: 150mg INHi, 200 Doxycycline, 500mg MWF Azithromycin, 1000mg Tinii daily (Continuous protocol)

 

CAPi for Cpni 11/04. Dxi: 25+yrs CFSi & FMSi. Currently: 250 aithromycin mwf, doxycycline 100mg BIDi, restarted Tinii pulses; Vit D2000 units, T4 & T3, 6mg Iodoral

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 rosaceai, along with systemic lupus erythematosus, carcinoid syndrome and a few others.  See table 3 in the following doc for a good list:

http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020801/435.html< 

 

On Combined Antibiotic Protocol for Cpni in Rosacea">i since 01/06

Treatment for Rosaceai<

  • CAPi:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NACi:  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? 

Ron

On CAPi for CFSi starting 01/06 (NE Ohio, USA)

Currently: doxyi & zithi -- continous; metronidazolei -- 5 days on, 7 days off.

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Ron

On CAPi for CFSi starting 01/06 (NE Ohio, USA)

Began rifampin trial 1/14/09

Currently: on intermittent

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