Bartonella and PANS


Bartonella henselae is a vector borne bacteria transmitted via tick or flea bite. Also known as Cat Scratch Disease, Bartonella infection can be transmitted to a human via cat scratch from an infected cat.


Telltale symptoms:



Psychiatric symptoms


Seizure-like symptoms/body jerks


“Air hunger” – trouble getting a full breath of air

Pains in the soles of the feet

Bartonella rash (looks like purple or red striations, almost like stretch marks)

Mottling of the skin



Bartonella henselae IgM and IgG antibodies (public health/IgeneX Lab)

Bartonella FISH (Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization) (IgeneX Lab)

Bartonella henselae whole blood PCT (IgeneX Lab)