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Critical information for people with chronic Lyme disease OR who test negative for Lyme but have all the symptoms:

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Bartonella henslae

Microbiology – Bacteria – Bartonella henslae – dl.dropbox.com

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Bartonella Herx Part 1 – Beginning Infusion of Rifampin

Right after beginning to infuse Rifampin, an intravenous antibiotic for bartonellosis, we started this video so I could show how I was before the Herxheimer reaction started. I was not expecting the herx to start within two minutes of beginning the infusion. As you can see in the video, it does start fast. I provide more info on this topic, and show the “after” video (near the end of the infusion), at aftergadget.wordpress.com The captioned versions and transcripts of both videos are on my blog, too.

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Young Australian family living with Lyme, Morgellons, Bartonella, Babesia and Mycoplasma

Can Lyme disease contribute to premature birth? Beyond the Bandaid founder Bec Mills chats to the Dave and Paula Main and their 4 year old twins Jamie and Jessica about how stealth pathogens are affecting their lives. It is thought that Dave contracted Lyme through the bite of a tick approximately 10 years ago in far north Qld, while on their 1st year wedding anniversary. The Main family describe how they have passed Lyme down to their children and how they came about finally being diagnosed with the Borrelia, Babesia, Bartonella and Mycoplasma species. Exploring the acute and chronic signs and symptoms of these infections the Main family describe the difficulties that they encounter with simple everyday living. Paula describes how she lives with Morgellons disease and shares her opinion on the potential link between Lyme and the premature birth of her twins.

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Lyme Disease. Bartonella Streaks

I never tested positive for Bartonella but have all the symptoms. I have 9 other co-infections, so I prob have Bart too. This seems like it’s no big deal, but it’s been here for over 9 months. This vid was taken in nov ’11 . These streaks are still here today in september ’12.Seems like bart or another co infection to me..I’m out of it, just woke up.

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7th International Conference on Bartonella as Animal and Human Pathogens

This video presents highlights from the 7th International Conference on Bartonella as Animal and Human Pathogens held in Raleigh, NC in April, 2012. Speakers explain the importance of Bartonella bacteria, key symptoms and risk factors associated with infection, the latest medical findings, and considerations for treatment. Bartonella bacteria have traditionally been associated with self-limiting diseases like Cat Scratch Disease and Trench Fever, but a growing body of research links Bartonella infection to serious progressive chronic disorders in humans and animals. It is important for medical practitioners to understand the potential implications of Bartonella infection in their patients and to keep up with the latest diagnostic tests available to accurately diagnose Bartonella infection. For a full transcript of this video please follow www.ncsu.edu

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Dr. Burrascano Discusses Chronic Lyme Disease

This is the entire 2011 ILADS presentation – a home-made version – not as high quality but fabulous information!

Joe Burrascano, MD is a well-recognized specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and associated complex infectious diseases, and the chronic illnesses that accompany them. With over two decades of experience and research in this field, he has appeared in and on virtually every form of media, has advised the CDC and NIH, testified before the U.S. Senate, an armed services joint subcommittee, and at various governor councils.  A 1978 graduate of the New York University School of Medicine, he became known world-wide for his experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating patients with tick-borne diseases and in his efforts to educate others- patients and physicians alike.

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Sublymation’s Lyme Vlog #29 (Bartonella Rash On My Chest, 4-15-2012)

I have mentioned the Bartonella rash that appeared on my chest almost 2 weeks ago, but not until now have I actually put up any pictures. I had problems with lighting, but managed to capture the rash for the world to see. Oh dear. I had a weird circular rash in that same area in November 2011 that just suddenly appeared as well. I am not a person that gets rashes. So this rash thing is new and weird for me. I seem to keep on adding to my collecting of bodily symptoms. At what point does this list stop?

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Cat self scratch Bartonella henselae, a bacterium.

Cat self scratch- What is cat-scratch disease? Cat-scratch disease is an infectious disease that results from a scratch or bite by a cat. Persons with cat-scratch disease can have a range of illnesses from mild to severe. What is the infectious agent that causes cat-scratch disease? Cat-scratch disease is caused by Bartonella henselae, a bacterium. Where is cat-scratch disease found? The bacterium that causes cat-scratch disease is found in all parts of the world. The bacterium is carried by cats and kittens. Infected animals do not become sick. How is cat-scratch disease spread? The disease is spread by a scratch or bite from a cat, most often a kitten. The infection spreads from the site of the scratch or bite to the lymph glands. Cats that spread the infection do not look sick. The infection is not spread from person to person. What are the signs and symptoms of cat-scratch disease? A blister or sore, with or without pus or fluid, often shows up on the skin at the place where the bacteria entered the body. Within 2 weeks, the lymph glands nearby usually become swollen and tender. In most children and adolescents, swollen glands are the main symptom. Adults often have other symptoms such as low fever, tiredness, headache, and loss of appetite. About 5% of persons with cat-scratch disease develop irreversible retinitis (inflammation of the retina of the eye) or encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). Persons with weakened immune systems can become more seriously ill.

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