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Brief Bartonella (Cat Scratch) article

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by Valentijn, May 30, 2015.

  1. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member


    CNN has also picked it up, but only as a video. And I have blocked all CNN videos since it's the only way to avoid their autoplay BS. So no idea if that's any good as well :p

    Anyhow, a woman went blind in one eye after being licked by her cat. There's some decent statistics and information about the disease in the articles I glanced at. They also mention that it's more likely to cause problems in people who already have compromised immunity, but there was no mention of the woman having any such pre-existing problems.
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  2. Dufresne

    Dufresne almost there...

    I suspect the pre-existing problems that might have been at play here are those the mainstream is not so good with.

    Dr Klinghardt, just last year, said that cats are a problem and probably not worth it. I can sympathize with the cat lovers, as I'm very much a dog person, but this really is a consideration for people like us.

    As a bit of an aside:
    A lot of the infections we suspect in and around this disease are common enough in the 'healthy' population. Cpn, babesia, bartonella, mycoplasma, etc are not considered to be all that rare. Infectious disease specialists seem to acknowledge this but maintain they don't lead to disease for the vast majority of people. This may be mostly true, but if they're out there and causing illness, or just hanging out, how come they didn't show up in Lipkin's sequencing study. Did he not find any instance of bacterial or protozoan infection? I know some will say this reflects the reality, but I personally don't believe this for a second. I question if that study didn't do a whole lot more harm than good.

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