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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Breitschwerdt, EB; Mascarelli, PE; Schweickert, LA; Maggi, RG; Hegarty, BC; Bradley, JM; Woods, CW

Published Date

  • September 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 3415 - 3417

PubMed ID

  • 21734026

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3165616

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-660X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.00833-11


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States