A Bartonella Story

Mom, also a veterinarian, ran to ground her son’s “medical mystery.”


The above link describes two other cases.  One was an 11 year old Ottawa girl who suddenly developed weakness, difficulty walking, and headaches after tending to an abscess in a shelter dog.  Three years later she developed progressive neurological issues including anxiety, depression, visual and auditory hallucinations, as well as chest pain, eye floaters, and fatigue, and partial paralysis.  She finally received diagnosis and treatment 11 years later from a physician 2,700 miles from her home.

Sue Ferrara’s daughter, the author of the article in the link above, developed Bartonella after two simultaneous tick bites.  She also got the red-streaked rash that often accompanies Bart infections as well as headaches, dizziness, and neuro symptoms.  Four long years after the bites she was finally diagnosed by a psychiatrist who recognized the red rashes.  She finally sees the light at the end of the tunnel after 2 years on a Chinese herbal protocol.

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