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chlamydia pneumoniae igm positive
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chlamydia pneumoniae igm positive

I went for chlamydia testing and came positive for chlamydia pneumoniae. Pls any one tell me whether it is fully curable . if yes tell me which type of doctor should i consult i mean pulminalogist or internal med or general physician.??????????
Also i am 30 yrs old and right now dont have any fever or cough. pls tell me what to do next?
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I assume that your specification of Chlamydia Pneumoniae is correct and that the bacterium is not Chlamydia trachomatis a common cause of a sexually transmitted disease.  C. Pneumoniae is a cause of respiratory disease, typically of the throat (pharyngitis) or the lungs.  Infection with this organism can be acute or chronic and, when chronic, can persist in a person for months to years, often without causing obvious illness.  Chronic persistent infection with C. pneumoniae may persist despite antibiotic therapy and has been implicated in the development of chronic disease, initially not thought to be infectious, including asthma and arthritis.  

The first action should be to confirm, with your primary care physician, that the testing was valid and, that your having this infection, is highly likely.  Then, if deemed to be truly positive ask his/her opinion regarding consultation with a specialist.  I would favor an Infectious Disease specialist, as a good person qualified to answer your questions.  Keep in mind that further testing and/or treatment may or may not be indicated but that recommendation should be sought from a highly qualified source, if your questions are to be answered and your fears addressed.

Good luck
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