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What diseases are caused by bartonella?

What diseases are caused by bartonella?

Several.: Cat scratch disease, peliosis of the liver, bacillary angiomatosis, trench fever, verrucas peruviansis and oroyo fever. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between babesia and bartonella symptoms?

How can I tell the difference between babesia  and bartonella symptoms?

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 more

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Why is it so hard to detect things like mycoplasma, borrelia, bartonella after it has been in your body for many months or years?

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

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Could bartonella cause demyielination lession by itself without having Lyme too?Did lots Lyme wb tests and are negative.Just bartonella is present

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

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What are symptoms of bartonella infection?

What are symptoms of bartonella infection?

Swollen glands: The most common form of Cat Scratch Disease, caused by Bartonella, is enlarged lymph nodes in one area of the body for several months. You can also have fever and weight loss, abdominal pain, enlarged liver and spleen. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get rid of a bartonella rash?

Can i tell me how i can get rid of a bartonella rash?

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

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What are the dangers of inhibiting the cytokine cascade that is initiated by bartonella? Can your immune system still kill the bartonella?

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

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Female friend, would like to date, been sick almost 2 years, tested positive for Bartonella, strain unknown to her, is she contagious to me?

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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Is bartonella henselae a gram-positive or negative bacteria?

Gram negative: Bartonella are small, fastidious, intracellular gram-negative bacteria. ...Read more