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Co-infections: Tick-Borne Bartonella

Tick-Borne Bartonella

  • A very common co-infection with Lyme disease.

  • Ticks carry Bartonella henselae (cat scratch disease).

  • Ticks also carry other Bartonella strains.

  • There are no tests for most strains of bartonella.

  • Consider Bartonella if a person remains ill after Lyme disease treatment.

  • Swollen lymph nodes, can be the size of golf balls

  • Fever

  • Headache

  • Fatigue

  • Poor appetite

  • Abdominal pain

  • Endocarditis

  • Uveitis, retinitis, other eye problems

  • Red papular rashes

  • Parallel lines resembling stretch marks

  • Insomnia

  • Seizures, in some patients

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