The most frequent zoonotic infection in the world is bartonellosis. 80% of the domestic cat population and almost 100% of wild cats are infected with bartonellosis. The distinguishing mark of the dominant Bartonella is sensitivity and delicacy on the bottom of the feet, especially soles. It is related to the injury of the blood vessels in the soles of the feet while walking.
Both babesia and bartonella cause headaches, but headaches caused by Bartonella are very severe. Babesia, is a strange sensation in the head and a feeling of bursting pressure. However, Bartonella is the pain of the occipital areas, in the back of the head and neck. Active and dominant bartonellosis is often associated with general body pain. The pain is often migratory, it can be sharp and heavy. Attacks joints and connective tissue. Places around the joints become tender and painful when touched. Bartonella often infects the bone marrow and causes bone pain. The most common location is the shin bone.
Bartonella, is a slow-growing intracellular infection that affects the brain, clearly causing a variety of symptomatic patterns. Dominant babesia is associated with depression, while bartonella gives a feeling of inner tension and irritability, which can gradually turn into severe depression. Variability of the mood with the dominant bartonella is wrongly diagnosed as a bipolar disorder. The patient can easily pass from anger and irritability to depression.
Bartonella can irritate the digestive system, in particular the stomach, causing people to lose their appetite and often complain of heartburn. One of the symptoms of Bartonella is gastritis, which imitates Helicobacter pylori infection. Chronic bartonella infection may be associated with abdominal pain, loose stools or constipation. Bartonella may cause a sore throat with little intensity. Patients with active infections periodically wake up with a sore throat that subsides rather quickly. Bartonella irritates the bladder and causes interstitial cystitis or other chronic inflammation of the urinary tract; kidney disease, pelvic pain and infertility. Frequent urination and burning of the urethra may be caused by an infection with this bacterium.
The main symptom of the initial stage of acute bartonella infection, are enlarged lymph nodes. In severe cases, the lymph nodes may be filled with pus. The liver and spleen may become enlarged. When the liver and spleen are affected by inflammation, it affects their ability to filter blood, which results in thick blood. Thick blood is a pattern that suggests infection with Bartonella. Inflammation, which bartonella causes in the liver and spleen, seriously impairs the system of detoxification of the body. Bartonella can cause low-grade fever. However, there is a low possibility of a fever in Lyme and it occurs very rarely. In contrast, patients often feel hot, feel fever, but their body temperature may actually be low. Bartonella affects the eyes and causes conjunctivitis or inflammation of the outer layer of the eye. Chronic eye problems include blurred vision, photophobia and dry red eyes. In addition to the basic symptoms, such as eye pain, on the more extreme side, symptoms such as hallucinations, depth disorder, pink eyes, and even damage to the retina may occur.
Chronic bartonella infection affects the entire vascular system. Infection of the cells lining the heart (endocarditis) can cause chest pains, shortness of breath, palpitations and in some cases, damage to the heart valves. Bartonella may be responsible for LymeCardis. It is bartonella which may be held responsible for LymeCardis. Respiratory symptoms may include unexplained cough. Small vessel disease may affect the functioning of the autonomic nervous system (the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic system), causing postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Other neurological symptoms include disturbed balance, brain fog, decreased cognitive functions, memory disorders, insomnia and anxiety. There is a low tolerance to stress and anxiety.
Bartonella causes more skin problems than any other infections. It is able to induce VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) in the body. VEGF is a protein produced by cells that stimulates the formation of new blood vessels. Because bartonella unnaturally stimulates this natural process, it is unregulated and capillaries open up, dissipating blood, which causes numerous stripes (scratches) on the skin. After that, you may get rashes, acne, papules, bumps or papules under the skin and the most well-known manifestation on the skin side, stretch marks.
Bartonella is the most common of all pathogens transmitted by ticks. However, it has a fairly clear clinical syndrome when it occurs in chronic Lyme. Some aspects of the infection clearly indicate that only bartonella-like bacteria appear. The evidence of this clinical picture, is that despite a wide spectrum of classic bartonella symptoms the blood tests for such patients usually come out negative. What’s more, the treatment of such bartonella does not bring any results, at best it suppresses the symptoms, but does not remove them completely. Recently, thanks to highly advanced genotyping, 30 different pathogenic species imitating bartonella have been found. Today it is difficult to identify the right treatment for this type of infection.