Bartonella

Bartonella can be transmitted through a cat scratch/bite, body lice, flea bites and ticks. Some patients present with a streak-mark rash, that often resembles stretch marks. It is a Gram negative bacterial infection.

Dr. Rawls has an excellent write up on Bartonella here.

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Bartonella is traditianlly treated with doxycycline, azithromycin, rifampin, clarithromycin, or fluoroquinolone antibiotics.

Some herbs that used to treat Bartonella are:
Ceanothus americanus- Red Root

Fallopia japonica- Japanese Knotweed
Sida Acuta -Sida
Silybum marianum - Milk Thistle
 
Crataegus- Hawthorne Tree
Withania somnifera - Ashwaganda
Isatis tinctoria - Woad
Punica granatum - Pomegranate

More info on Bartonella

Tell tale cat scratch rash associated with Bartonella that mimics stretch marks:

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                    This photo is credited to: http://www.tiredoflyme.com/bartonella-symptoms.html 

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Many people will experience lumps or rashes around the Lymph nodes:

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This photo is credited to: https://bartonella.wordpress.com/symptoms/

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Photo credit from: http://www.aboutlyme.org/tag/late-stage-lyme-disease/


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Photo credit: World Lyme Day

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