Bartonellosis is caused by an infection of bartonella bacteria. These harmful disruptors are capable of infecting a wide array of organisms. Bartonella is most commonly spread by fleas, ticks, and lice and can infect humans, mammals, and several other wild animals. Individuals who have been bitten by a tick may acquire bartonella.
Symptoms of bartonella can range from mild to severe and typically appear 5 to 14 days following infection. Bartonellosis promotes several symptoms, with a streak-like rash perhaps being the most indicative of the specific infection. Other symptoms of bartonellosis include fever, fatigue, headache, swollen glands, neurological issues, blurred vision, numbness in the extremities, and psychiatric manifestations. Until recently, it was believed that cases of bartonellosis tended to be mild, acute, and had little risk of contributing to further disruption. However, doctors have started finding that bartonella may result in chronic infection. It is now believed that bartonellosis allows bartonella bacteria to periodically cycle through red blood cells, which can prompt relapse or worsening of the condition.
Bartonella can be found across the globe. Diagnosis of Bartonella can be conducted through a variety of testing measures including Western Blot, IFAs (Indirect Immunoflurescent Assay), and others. Our team of highly-trained doctors can help you get to the root cause of your symptoms through testing and analysis of your symptoms. Call us today at (877) 508-1177 to schedule your first appointment.