Bartonella Scars

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IH8Ticks
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   Posted 4/1/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Can anyone tell me what bartonella scars look like? Better yet, does anyone have a link to pictures? I have scars on my abdomen and upper arms that look like stretch marks. I used to be obese, so I just dismissed them as being part of that. I just found what looks like two stretch marks above my right knee. It doesn't make sense that I would have stretch marks there. I thought bartonella scars were supposed to be red. I guess it's possible that these could have been red at one point. I wouldn't have just dismissed them as being actual cat scratches because my two cats love to climb all over my lap. Any help would be appreciated. I'm being treated for Lyme and Babesia. If I have bartonella too, then I don't expect to get better without treating that too.

Also, can anyone tell me whether nausea and other stomach problems are part of bartonella too? I ask because I started to have stomach problems shortly after adopting my second cat. My doctor at the time just dismissed it as acid reflux, but none of the medication I got helped very much. I was treated with Cipro for a UT infection about six months after my stomach problems, and my stomach felt wonderful for a while after that before my problems started up again. From what I've read Cipro can be used to treat bartonella.

dorit
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   Posted 4/1/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi IH8Ticks - I found this wizh bart scars photos: http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/PhotoAlbum_RashBart.html  hope this may help you some. Greetings, dorit


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IH8Ticks
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   Posted 4/1/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you very much dorit. I've seen those photos before. My scars aren't red like those. I seem to remember at least some of them being red before. Are regular stretch marks red? What happens to bartonella scars? Does the redness fade and leave a white scar behind? How can I tell the difference between a stretch mark and a bartonella scar?

dorit
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   Posted 4/1/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi IH8Ticks - nausea is in the bart- symptom list I was given; also listed are: swollen lymph nodes (said this is very common), muscle pain, abdominal pain, exantheme, milt may be involved, possibly fever, headaches, CNS lesions (as complication). I do not think that common stretch marks are usually red, the ones I saw in my life had the colour of the surrounding skin.

My friend got it from her cat after being bitten and scratched (infection rate of cats here are 45% !!!); the bite got covered with somewhat of a dark papule and she got swollen lymph nodes and fever, never developed those stretch marks but got milt problems and severe headaches. (I run when I see the cat)

This all is so much a detective`s work... As meds "first choice" they recommend macrolides or as alternative doxy or rifampicin - but I stay in Europe.
Thats all I can offer but I think you will get more answers from the others pretty soon. Wish you a quick recovery!! dorit

teenLymer
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   Posted 4/1/2009 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
my bart scars are similar to the photos, EXCEPT they have turned whiteish/flesh color.  i know of a couple that were at one point a darker color like the photos, but have since faded to flesh color.  sorry i don't have any photos of mine.

nefferdun
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   Posted 4/5/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Google Dr. Schaller and his web site has pictures of the different bartonella skin marks. The ones that look like stretch marks can be red, purple or white. There are many other things to look for
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