Susceptibility

People who have Chlamydia Pneumoniae infection may:

  • in some cases heal without medication and with strength of own innate immunity
  • often need medications like antibiotics to get rid of the parasite
  • in worst cases have chronic illness that would remain in body as a persistent, energy depleting parasite

People who have T-cell deficiency are especially susceptible to intracellular parasites like Chlamydia Pneumoniae.

If You have chronic asthma, allergies, food intolerances, feel tired for months or years, but general blood tests are near fine – that is when to suspect chronic infection of Chlamydia Pneumoniae.

It then might be a good idea to do blood serum test to determine Chlamydia Pneumoniae antibody IgM, IgG and IgA values.

Chlamydia Pneumoniae infection is not detected by searching for the bacteria itself, but instead with lab tests antibody titers are analysed.

Is is wise to also include Lyme disease tests (Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies), which also is a bacterium-caused disease that manifests with similar symptoms.

Interpretation of Chlamydia Pneumoniae antibody titers

High IgG + high IgA

Evidence of chronic infection with C. pneumoniae.

High IgM

Indicates acute infection. IgM will remain positive up to 6 months and then returns to normal value.
Adults having C Pneumoniae reinfection have normal IgM value. Children might not have positive IgM, even in case of first infection.

High IgG

Remains positive long after infection. Most adults have high IgG titer.

High IgA

Positive both in case of primary (first) and recurrent infections. Positive result is a sign of ongoing infection.