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Bartonella and Cat Scratch Disease

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Mark, May 24, 2013.

  1. telm

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    I just read in the article above that bartonella can have a more serious effect of osteomyelitis. Would the osteomyelitis culture show bartonella as the cause or does the bartonella cause the immune system to not fight off other bacteria? (I had unexplained (not injury to bone) osteomyelitis of my femur, but the culture showed another bacteria.)
     
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    You don't get toxoplasmosis thru a vector such as a flea or tick. You get it from cat feces or raw or undercooked meat. It's extremely widespread; up to half the population of the world may have it.

    It is dangerous to the fetus if mom contracts it while pregnant, or to people with suppressed immune function.
     

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