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J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Sep;49(9):3415-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00833-11. Epub 2011 Jul 6.

Hallucinations, sensory neuropathy, and peripheral visual deficits in a young woman infected with Bartonella koehlerae.

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North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA. ed_breitschwerdt@ncsu.edu

Abstract

A young woman experiencing depression, anxiety, mood swings, severe headaches, muscle spasms, interphalangeal joint stiffness, decreased peripheral vision, diminished tactile sensation, and hallucinations was persistently Bartonella koehlerae seroreactive and bacteremic. Following antibiotic treatment, B. koehlerae antibodies and DNA were not detected and all symptoms resolved.

PMID:
21734026
PMCID:
PMC3165616
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.00833-11
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