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Cat Scratch Fever, a form of Bartonella …

Evidence of infectious cause

Lymphatic Circulation Disseminates Bartonella Infection Into Bloodstream 1)

The hallmark of Bartonella infection is long-lasting intraerythrocytic parasitism.

Bartonella was poorly phagocytized by peritoneal macrophages in vitroA technique of performing a given procedure in a controlled environment outside of a living organism - usually a laboratory.. Intracellular Bartonella survived and replicated in macrophages at an early stage of infection. Intracellular Bartonella inhibited spontaneous cell death of macrophages. They also inhibited Salmonella-induced pyroptosis and mildly reduced inflammasome activation through an unidentified mechanism.

Prevalence of Bartonella spp. by culture, PCR and serology, in veterinary personnel from Spain. 2)

The genus Bartonella includes fastidious, facultative intracellular bacteria mainly transmitted by arthropods and distributed among mammalian reservoirs. Bartonella spp. implicated as etiological agents of zoonoses are increasing. Apart from the classical Bartonella henselae, B. bacilliformis or B. quintana, other species (B. elizabethae, B. rochalimae, B. vinsonii arupensis and B. v. berkhoffii, B. tamiae or B. koehlerae, among others) have also been associated with human and/or animal diseases.

Molecular survey of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella clarridgeiae in pet cats across Japan by species-specific nested-PCR. 3)

Cats are known to be the main reservoir for Bartonella henselae and Bartonella clarridgeiae, which are the agents of 'cat-scratch disease' in humans.

Overall, Bartonella DNA was detected in 4·6% (80/1754) of the cats examined.

Patient experience

Dr B suggested I could have bartonella. When I was 3 I got a kitten. I got scratched all to pieces and ended up in the hospital with eczema, I know some of it was on my legs. I remember being in hospital but that's it. I don't remember how bad I was or what the symptoms were, or how I was treated other than I remember scary nuns rubbing cream on my legs. I have never heard of eczema bad enough to be hospitalized other than my experience. They then pronounced I was allergic to cats and got rid of the kitten. I still sometimes get eczema on my hands, a couple years ago PABA seemed to help it but then I was also supplementing with vitamin D at 1000 IU a day. Go figure. I think that's what got me into this mess now. Lrb

Patient interviews

Sherry Cook

sarcoidosis, cat scratch fever, restless leg syndrome

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Notes and comments

https://www.marshallprotocol.com/search.php?s=1&q=Cat+Scratch+Fever&forum_id=35

https://www.marshallprotocol.com/search.php?s=1&q=bartonella&forum_id=35 notes at end of my home ctr WIP/docs for mp/macular degeration file

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References

1)
Lymphatic Circulation Disseminates Bartonella Infection Into Bloodstream.
Hong J, Li Y, Hua X, Bai Y, Wang C, Zhu C, Du Y, Yang Z, Yuan C
J Infect Dis215p303-311(2017 Jan 15)
2)
Prevalence of Bartonella spp. by culture, PCR and serology, in veterinary personnel from Spain.
Oteo JA, Maggi R, Portillo A, Bradley J, García-Álvarez L, San-Martín M, Roura X, Breitschwerdt E
Parasit Vectors10p553(2017 Nov 7)
3)
Molecular survey of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella clarridgeiae in pet cats across Japan by species-specific nested-PCR.
Sato S, Kabeya H, Negishi A, Tsujimoto H, Nishigaki K, Endo Y, Maruyama S
Epidemiol Infect145p2694-2700(2017 Oct)
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