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Role of Mycoplasmal Infections in Fatigue Illnesses

Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Microbiology) 2000; 6(3/4): 23-39.

What Does The Treatment Consist Of?

     The treatment consists of specific antibiotics, nutraceuticals/medical foods and conventional drugs used in a Rheumatology practice when appropriate. For patients not inclined to use conventional treatment, we have observed that 50% of effectiveness of the treatment is derived from the antibiotics and the other 50% is from pertinent nutraceuticals/medical foods.

What Laboratory Work Up and X-Rays Will Be Done?

     Every attempt is made to detect and confirm the possibility of an underlying infection. The severity of the illness is assessed with pertinent laboratory tests and X-rays. The X-ray equipment delivers less radiation than other frequently used X-ray equipment.

Dr. Franco Profile Text

Dr. Franco is a Fellow of The American College of Rheumatology.

His innovative treatment of Arthritis, using Antibiotic Therapy, has made him one of the leaders in this aspect of the field of Rheumatology today.

To learn more about the origin of Dr. Franco's insight, click here.

The principal aim of his practice is to bring the most comprehensive, caring and up-to-date medical services available to his patients.

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     *The information in this website is not intended to replace a rheumatology textbook nor be a complete update of the rheumatology scientific literature.  It should not be misconstrued as personal medical advice.  Rather, it portrays Dr. Al Robert Franco's interests in the field of rheumatology, namely, the interrelationship between infections and rheumatic diseases and how this applies to the treatment of arthritis.