Behcet's disease

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Bactrim - affects which CPN LifeCycle?

Can someone please tell me which life cycle of CPN  Bactrim affects? I know it's somewhere here on the site, as I believe I used to have a chart bookmarked that listed what specific ABX affected the different lifecyles of CPN.

 I'm battling with either BV or bladder infection (didn't start until I pulsed) and have enough Bactrim DS to treat; BUT, since I just finished a pulse (that hit me pretty hard) I don't want to do another one, LOL, if it affects the cryptic formi of CPN....  It's becoming increasingly uncomfortable and I should probably go to the doctor; but I really am thinking my pulse is what triggered it.

Antibiotics to be available without prescription

This is the news:  In England, possible antibioticsi to be sold over the counter, to treat CHLAMYDIA!

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Oral antibiotics are to be made available for the first time without doctor's prescription under guidelines approved yesterday by the medicines regulator.

A pill to treat chlamydia, the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection, will become available for purchase in pharmacies across England later this year.

Help I am so confused

I am still trying to get a grasp on Chlamydia Pneumoniae, I just found out on 4-11-07.  But I have been sick for awhile  Cry.  I am just starting Antibioticsi again......eeeeek Foot in mouth.  My symptoms have been sinus infections and uppper respitory infections , Phlaringitis, Broncotitis, Asthmai.  In and out of the Dr. office the month of April, and my throat swelled shut I could go on and on.  I ended up at an Infetious disease Dr.

Essential Observations by Dr. Charles Stratton on Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection and Disease

I am very excited to present the following article that summarizes Dr. Stratton's recent observations on Chlamydia pneumoniae infection. Putting it together has contributed greatly to my own understanding of Cpni as well as to my appreciation of Dr. Stratton's generosity with his time, and his great depth of knowledge of this area. Thanks to him for his contribution.

Jim K

Recent observations by Dr

Recent observations by Dr. Charles Strattoni on Chlamydia Pneumoniae (Cpn) Infection

Diseases associated with Cpn: the exhaustive list

I have culled from Mitchell & Stratton patent #6,884,784 an exhaustive list of diseasesi where Cpni has been implicated as a possible cause or co-factor (reference: Mitchell & Stratton patent #6,884,784):

Diseases where an association has been discovered between chronic Chlamydia infection of body fluids and/or tissues with several disease syndromes of previously unknown etiology in humans which respond to unique antichlamydial regimens include:

Editorial comment: Strong findings from their research. If you have any of these it suggests to me that at least an empirical course of the combination antibiotic therapy is strongly indicated, with or without serologyi.

Multiple Sclerosis (MSi)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseasei (IBD)
Interstitial Cystitisi (IC)
Fibromyalgiai (FM)
Autonomic nervous dysfunction (AND neural-mediated hypotension);
Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG)
Chronic Fatigue (CF) and Chronic Fatigue Syndromei (CFSi).

Evidence of chronic Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in patients with Behcet's disease.

Scand J Infect Dis. 2004;36(6-7):428-30. Evidence of chronic Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in patients with Behcet's disease.

Ayaslioglu E, Duzgun N, Erkek E, Inal A.

Department of Infectious Diseasesi and Clinical Microbiology, Kirikkale University Faculty of Medicine, Kirikkale, Turkey.

Behcet's disease is a chronic vasculitisi of unknown aetiology. Particular viral and bacterial pathogens have long been suspected of playing a role in the pathogenesis of the disease. Chlamydia pneumoniae is an intracellulari bacterium capable of causing chronic infections. Some reports have suggested that the microorganism might be involved in the pathogenesis of vasculitis. The purpose of the present study was to investigate a possible correlation between C. pneumoniae infection and Behcet's disease. For this purpose, 90 consecutive patients with Behcet's disease and 50 healthy controls were enrolled. Immunoglobulin A (IgA) and IgG antibodies to C. pneumoniae were determined by 2 different techniques, namely indirect fluorescent antibody assay (IFA) and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). IgA antibodies to C. pneumoniae were detected in 17 (18.9%) patients with Behcet's disease and in 1 (2%) healthy control by IFA. By ELISA 27 patients (30.0%) and 6 controls (12.0%) had C. pneumoniae IgA. A significant difference was observed for IgA seropositivity between the 2 groups. Although IgG seropositivity between the 2 groups did not differ significantly, the number of individuals with IgG titres of > or = 1:1000 was significantly higher in the patient group (43.1%) compared with the control group (13.9%). These finding provide serological evidence of chronic C. pneumoniae infection in association with Behcet's disease.

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