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:

 

Rages

Psychiatric symptoms

Hallucinations

Seizure-like symptoms/body jerks

Stuttering

“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

 

Testing:

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)