I apologize for the double-post, but here's a list of links on Chlamydia pneumoniae, the targeted pathogen in antibiotic treatment, for many at least.
If you read through these you'll be pretty well-informed on CPn.
Here's a list I compiled of many relevant links on Chlamydia pneumoniae:
** Information on Chlamydia pneumoniae in general **
** Information on Chlamydia pneumoniae and its relationship to human diseases in general **
This article includes neurological diseases and includes the statement, currently ignored by most neurologists, that “chlamydial infections should be included in the differential diagnosis of neurological syndromes.”
A story from a TN newspaper about a patient at Vanderbilt who had severe MS and had it successfully treated through antibiotic treatment. They found Chlamydia pneumoniae in his spinal fluid:
Another newspaper article on the treatment of MS with antibiotics:
A very unpolished but interesting page with all kinds of information about antibiotics and MS, mostly from Vanderbilt.
This is a sub-page of the above address: The owner of the page tracked down many of the patients treated with antibiotics at Vanderbilt, and actually talked or e-mailed with them. Interesting information! http://home.earthlink.net/~robert016/mss.htm
** U.S. Patents **
If you go to http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html
then you can call up the patents on treatment and diagnosis of Chlamydia pneumoniae.
The patent numbers are 6,838,552, 6,756,369 and for MS specifically, 6,710,033.
he role of CPn in multiple other diseases, including asthma, arthritis, etc: Includes a good explanation of CPn in general:
On treating those with asthma for CPn infection:
As well as http://erj.ersjournals.com/cgi/content/ ... t/15/2/254
For men only (Prostatits): http://www.prostatitis.org/a212000.html
For women mostly (Interstitial cystitis): http://www.hisandherhealth.com/aua2001/ ... ntial.html
Cardiovascular Disease (includes an explanation of how CPn can disseminate throughout the body- good stuff): http://www.theheartattackgerm.com/what%20is.htm
And here’s an article on the “usual” view of Chlamydia pneumoniae as a respiratory pathogen: http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic341.htm