What do IgG Titers to the Chlamydias mean?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by erica741, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. erica741

    erica741 New Member

    I recently got some lab results taken 6 months ago that showed IgG titers to C. trachomatis (1:64) and C. pheumoniae (<1:128).

    Both results had an (H) next to them, which I believe means "High".

    Do these mean anything? Since these tests were run by the well-known ID specialist at Stanford, should I assume these results don't mean anything since he never followed up with me?


    PS. Yikes! I just googled "Chlamydia" and the C. trachomatis is the STD. Is there any other way to get this?
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  2. scrappytngirl

    scrappytngirl New Member

    Hi Erica,
    C.Pheumoniae can be a nasty illness. My current titers are >1:740. There is a great suppot site about C.Pheumoniae - (can't remember what the name is) just google it. I am currently taking levaquin to try and combat it. As far how you can catch it not sure - my doc says that the c. pheumoniae is NOT an STD. A person can be symptom free, and the H titers just are an idicator that you have had a past infection. Hope this helps a bit.
  3. richvank

    richvank New Member

    Hi, erica741.

    My medical books say that measurement of the IgG titer is not considered a reliable way to diagnose C. trachomatis. I would suggest that you follow up with your doctor to see if you can get a more reliable type of test. This disease is transmitted sexually and by transfer from mother to child at birth.

  4. bretzie

    bretzie Member

    cpnhelp.org is the Cpn board site -- It is really a great resource, even if you do not plan on doing the triple abx protocol they specialize in.

    There is so much great info re all sorts of things like vitamins, vit. D, iodine, thryoid, breathing exercises, etc. And lots of links. I really find it invaluable. It is so well done and so many people there are very very informed.

    I have a barely positive reading for Cpn. Do you have any of the typical symptoms -- trouble breathing, weight on chest feeling? I definitely have those two.

    I'm holding off doing the antibiotic treatment as it is a rough one, but some people seem to be doing well. It takes a long time though -- from one year to five years.

    Check it out and I think you'll get something out of it. Good luck.

  5. ladybugmandy

    ladybugmandy Member

    H does mean high...i would ask the doctor. they certainly have been known to miss things.

    if the IgG is only slightly elevated, they probably won't treat - but i've never heard of trachomatis.

    good luck
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