Bartonella infection

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What is Bartonella infection?

Bartonellosis is an infectious disease produced by bacteria of the genus Bartonella. Three classic infections include: cat-scratch disease, Carrion disease and and trench fever.

Common symptoms reported by people with Bartonella infection

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Bartonella infection

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Bartonella infection (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Bartonella infection (4)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Bartonella infection (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Carnitor)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Bartonella infection (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Minocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Bartonella infection (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valerian Root)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Bartonella infection (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with Bartonella infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Bartonella infection

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bartonella infection (5 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue nerve pain (neuralgia) 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Bartonella infection (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bartonella infection (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea stomach pain
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Bartonella infection (4)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bartonella infection (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic fatigue Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Bartonella infection (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Carnitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bartonella infection (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Bartonella infection (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Minocin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bartonella infection (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Bartonella infection (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valerian Root)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
difficult to wake up next morning spasms in entire body
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Bartonella infection (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
yeast die-off (Herxheimer reaction)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Bartonella infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Bartonella infection on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 7
30s 12
40s 16
50s 13
60s 5
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

93% Female
7% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 27
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from Bartonella infection patients who have completed their condition history
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