Cat scratch disease is often a benign infection caused by Bartonella henselae, which is transmitted from scratches or bites from kittens. Presentations can vary from localized lymphadenopathy to neurologic manifestations. We present a case of a 22-year-old man with a 3-week history of an enlarged inguinal lymph node who presented with status epilepticus.
Unfortunately, many still consider Bartonella “benign” when for many it is extremely severe and tenacious. I would consider it as bad if not worse than Lyme in many respects. Many also do not have lymph node involvement. Some patient’s only manifestation is psychological.
For more: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/category/bartonella-treatment/ There is a checklist within this link of symptoms.
https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/05/05/good-news-for-bartonella-patients-identification-of-fda-approved-drugs-with-higher-activity-than-current-front-line-drugs/ My husband and I use Berberine for Bartonella maintenance successfully.