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4,000 Articles or ..: Bartonella has vast strains per the public data bases as does Babesia. We have 13 books on tick infections, and some show difference. Symptoms can overlap. This is a super specialization. Free Books on these www.personalconsult.com under free books. A 300 paper Vet MD says Bartonella diagnosis is terrible and so is testing. Dr.Krause reminds us Babesia-single celled parasite--is deadlier than Lyme ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is it so hard to detect things like mycoplasma, borrelia, bartonella after it has been in your body for many months or years?
Difficult detection: These organisms tend to life inside your cells and not in your blood stream. That is why they are difficult to detect and the tests are often false negatives. Specialized laboratory techniques are often required to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Could bartonella cause demyielination lession by itself without having Lyme too?Did lots Lyme wb tests and are negative.Just bartonella is present
Might have Lyme: Bartonella can cause many neurological symptoms; i don't know if it causes demyelinating lesions. However, 20-30% of those with lyme do not show positive WB tests, so negative tests do not rule out lyme. Did your WB test the 31 & 34 bands? If not get one that does (igenex). The WB measures immune response. Those most ill may be negative. Taking anti-lyme herbs/antibiotics may turn the WB positive. ...Read more
GOOD QUESTION-debate: VEGF and other chemicals can be involved in skin and blood vessel change. 1) A debate over treatments. Some are utterly sure what works, and I have looked over treatment failures--not so simple. At times a rash may get worse with treatment and over time go away. Some are exploring direct treatment in the skin, like can be done to help Bartonella gum trouble. Most docs feel trivial and cured easy. ...Read more
What are the dangers of inhibiting the cytokine cascade that is initiated by bartonella? Can your immune system still kill the bartonella?
Bartonella: Most people get bartonella infections when they are immunocomprised, so it really depends on the persons individual immune system. The standard is to treat with antibiotics. Do you know what illness is involved? Cat scratch fever? Bartonella can be found in fleas, ticks, biting flies, mosquitoes, lice, mites, and chiggers. ...Read more
Female friend, would like to date, been sick almost 2 years, tested positive for Bartonella, strain unknown to her, is she contagious to me?
You do not: "catch" Bartonella from another person! You get it (in most cases /USA from a cat scratch!!! The disease can be "stubborn" in some cases to cure however it is usually self limited!!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
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