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The Diversity of Bartonellosis Manifestations and Challenges to Treatment
Human Bartonellosis is an underappreciated public health problem. Like Lyme disease, Bartonellosis can be difficult to recognize clinically, to diagnose empirically, and to treat effectively. Bartonella bacteria cause systemic infections due to their broad organ tropism, which can manifest with a wide variety of signs and symptoms. While severe complications are typically associated with an immunocompromised state, neurological disease and association with tick-borne coinfection morbidity, without prior immune compromise, are becoming more apparent. Given the ability of this pathogen to invade multiple cell types and tissues, antibiotic treatment must have good cellular penetration, and no single treatment is known to be effective against all Bartonella-associated diseases.
This activity is intended to provide the following information about Bartonella infection.
Clinicians, including infectious disease and internal medicine specialists, psychiatrists, and dermatologists, clinical laboratories, emergency room and urgent care centers and any other allied health professionals or patients interested in learning about human Bartonellosis.
1. Describe the possible clinical presentations (signs and symptoms) of Bartonellosis.
Monica E. Embers, Ph.D.
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Monica E. Embers, Ph.D.
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