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                                 Bartonella, Obstacles in Treatment. .
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Bartonella has been the stubborn to treat and remove infection in the Lyme community. Dr. Schaller who is recognized as a leading LLMD has said this about Bartonella;

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http://www.townsendletter.com/July2009/ed_lyme0709.html

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“The knowledge base about both Bartonella testing and treatment borders on the disastrous. Bartonella is one of the most common infections in the world. Calling it a "coinfection" is nonsense; if anything, Lyme is the "coinfection." It is found in vast numbers of common vectors, including dust mites, fleas, flea feces, pet saliva, and ticks. Amazingly, it can turn off or lower antibodies to Lyme disease, Babesia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and even itself. Bartonella floats in blood and also enters all blood vessel walls without causing a fatal fever, and indeed actually lowers fevers. It is the ultimate stealth infection. It turns off antibodies, fevers, and immune function defense chemicals as it damages organs in 20 to 60 ways.”  Dr. Schaller has been a leader in helping to understand Bartonella.


Another thing that Bartonella does is to cause tumor growth. I have not seen the ability of Bartonella to create tumors and it’s importance in treating Lyme disease discussed before. These tumors act as fortresses and sequester the infection making it very difficult to get complete resolution. This article highlights the role of Bartonella induced tumors and how they interfere with successful treatment.


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 “Bartonella are the only bacteria able to produce angiogenic tumors in humans, very much like the Agrobacterium species that produce tumors in plants”

​. Angiogenisis is when a tumor creates it’s own blood supply by growing blood vessels. These newly formed blood vessels are a result of a genetically induced growth caused by Bartonella changing human DNA. 


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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21844337


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“Conjugative DNA transfer into human cells by the VirB/VirD4 type IV secretion system of the bacterial pathogen Bartonella henselae.”

​. It is readily accepted that Agrobacterium is the only Bacteria able to transfer DNA into eukaryotic cells. This is why Agrobacterium is the gene transfer method of choice in genetic engineering however there is research now clearly establishing that Bartonella Henslae does this just as well as Agrobacterium.  This is actually very important information for the Lyme community.


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"Approximately 32 species of Bartonella exist.  Most labs only test for two species.  This is why a good history and clinical findings are important in the diagnosis of this infection.     

Bartonella is commonly found with other infections such as Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) and is often referred to as a co-infection.  What most people don’t know is that Bartonella actually suppresses Lyme disease and takes over the show.   

Bartonella can enter and harm every organ system in the body by way of its attachment or infiltration of the red blood cell, and it can cause multiple illnesses per organ.  They can also adhere to your blood vessels and cause vascular problems, skin rashes and artifacts on the surface of your skin."


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Here is a study from the Journal of Clinical Microbiology;


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http://jcm.asm.org/content/49/11/4006.full


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“Bartonella Species Bacteremia in Two Patients with Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma” 
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Your epithelial cells line you blood vessels and organs. An “Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma” Is a tumor formed in the epithelial cells. The researchers determined they were caused by the Bartonella infection.


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This next study on “Infectious Angiogenisis” has shown that with a Bartonella infection a growth factor hormone has been produced to signal vascular system growth for tumors.


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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1868281/


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“Bartonella bacilliformis Infection Results in Endothelial Production of Angiopoetin-2 and Epidermal Production of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor” 
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“Bartonella infections are unique among bacteria in induction of benign hemangioma-like lesions. Currently, verruga peruana is an uncommon disease, but it histologically resembles the benign hemangioma of infancy, the most common neoplasm of children. This report is the first demonstration of a potential role of angiopoietin-2 in the pathogenesis of Bartonella infection, and demonstrates a novel mechanism of bacterial induction of angiogenesis.”


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Angiopoietin is a vascular growth factor that is created based on chemical signals in the body , that chemical signal was induced by  DNA manipulation.


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Vascular endothelial cells line the entire circulatory system, from the heart to the smallest capillaries. Use of this protocol to it's potential will generate sensations similar to that of iodine on an infected cut, only inside the body. You will have these sensations in the heart and entire circulatory system as well as many other locations in the body. In the same way that iodine on a completely uninfected cut yields no sensation these internal sensations will go away after the infection  is removed even while maintaining dosing.


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In this next study we see an “In Vitro Model of Bartonella Henslae induced Angiogenisis”

. http://iai.asm.org/content/72/12/7315.full

. The above study has established that Bartonella produce these angiogenic tumors as a rule and not and exception.

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Knowing that these tumors that are created in many locations in the body actually act as a physical obstacle to treating and removing the infections inside them requires a new approach to treating Bartonella. Morgellons disease is essentially Bartonella with gene(s) for fiber growth A successful Bartonella treatment will also treat MD.


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Something noteworthy about Bartonella is that it uses amino acid catabolism to generate energy.

. http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Bartonella_henselae

. “An unusual feature of Bartonella henselae is its inability to use glucose to derive energy, since glucose is abundant in mammalian hosts. This is due to the fact that it has an incomplete glycolysis pathway. Another closely related species Bartonella quintana uses a similar mechanism for metabolism as well. Both bacteria use amino acid catabolism to generate energy.”


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This next study states that, “Only aminoglycosides display in vitro bactericidal activity against intracellular Bartonella species; therefore, they are recommended for treatment of Bartonella infections”.;


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http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01708232


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From wiki we can see;


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aminoglycoside

. “Aminoglycosides have several potential antibiotic mechanisms, some as protein synthesis inhibitors, although their exact mechanism of action is not fully known”


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In much of my reading I found references to Amino acids for health. I found this very promising study and decided to follow a similar path in treating my own chronic Lyme disease and Morgellons. This study is really groundbreaking.


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http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-06/f-aat060811.php


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“The experts focused on peptides with a length of less than 20 amino acids. "Antibiotic peptides unlock their microbicidal effect within a few minutes. They also work at a concentration of less than 1 µM, compared with conventional antibiotics which require a concentration of 10 µM," states Schubert, summarizing the test results. "The spectrum of efficacy of the tested peptides includes not only bacteria and molds but also lipid-enveloped viruses. Another key factor is that the peptides identified in our tests do not harm healthy body cells,"


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This protocol also uses the most advanced form of Silver. The new Silver Sol technology makes this product very effective against gram negative bacteria, Bartonella is gram negative. The new technology has created a non toxic silver product unlike other silver products.

The Silver Sol is discussed in depth on the Home page. Ionic Silvers bind with chemicals in the body and create internal toxins. Colloidal silvers use doses as high as 3600p.p.m. Silver Sol is 10 p.p.m. Silver Sol is not a brand name. This product works by;


1. Silver Oxide – Silver Sol will remove an electron from the bacterial membrane, thus rupturing the pathogen and killing it on contact. 

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2. Resonance – Silver Sol resonates at the same frequency of a germicidal light used in labs to kill bacteria and viruses. Because it is small enough (a nanoparticle) to enter the host’s cells, it transmits the resonant frequency without the additional risk of exposure to surrounding tissue. 

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3. Viral Disruption – Silver Sol can bind with the charged, incomplete genetic viral molecules, preventing viral replication. Note that because normal DNA does not contain a magnetic charge, it remains unaffected by the charge of the Silver Sol. 


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An interesting study establishing that use of Silver enhanced the effectiveness of antibiotics against gram negative bacteria (Bartonella), since it did this by making the bacteria more susceptible "increased membrane permeability of Gram-negative bacteria" Then it would also make the amino acids in Moringa and the herbal antimicrobials more powerful ;


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"Silver Enhances Antibiotic Activity Against Gram-Negative Bacteria"


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There is an immune system cytokine called “Tumor Necrosis Factor” this is the stimulator of machrophages in the immune system to attack tumors in the body. Because the immune system becomes very dysfunctional all of the components are low including TNF. The very best way to repair an immune system is with amino acids. This is explained in the Synergy protocol on the Home page.


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When considering that a Bartonella infection can have many similarities to Morgellons disease the possibility exist, and perhaps probability, that the MD pathogen was the result of collective infection. In MD presentations Dr. Schaller has this to say;


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http://www.personalconsult.com/articles/james-schaller-and-morgellons-syndrome.html


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"We have found that people reporting a "Morgellons" type illness usually have between 6-8 medical issues at one time."

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Since we have established that Bartonella strains and Agrobacterium , both bacteria from the Rhizobiales order, can accomplish Horizontal Gene Transfer into human cells AND that the pathogen collection inside a person will readily exchange DNA then it is very possible the MD pathogen developed inside someone. Perhaps aquiring a gene from a fungal pathogen that causes the fiber growth. The DNA work that needs to be done to identify the pathogen has still not been properly done  by anyone to my knowledge despite many organizations being involved.

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Considering what was just mentioned then it is possible that the Morgellons pathogen and the Bartonella pathogen are the very same pathogen and that the Morgellons presentation only develops when a particular co-infection or set of co-infections is present. When such a pathogen acquires a gene or genes from a co-infection through DNA exchange and then transfers those into human DNA through it's ability for Horizontal Gene Transfer. It might just be the right combination. Both presentations have similar obstacles in treatment.



If you are familiar with Morgellons skin lesions then please also note the similarities to lesions caused by bacillary angiomatosis from a bartonella infection.


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Bacillary angiomatosis (BA) is a form of angiomatosis associated with bacteria of the Bartonella genus

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*In my own personal experience I had the typical MD lesions on my neck and upper back. The tumor tissue under the lesions  was a concentration of bacterial activity and once the bacteria was completely removed that tumor tissue turned into a cyst that was ejected from the skin over about a months time. After this process they healed normally. 

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Recently in the Lyme disease news there has been discussion of some people dying from Lyme Carditis.



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In 2 cases, evidence of Lyme carditis was discovered by pathologists at the tissue bank who were examining hearts for possible valve recovery. In the third case, CDC investigators confirmed Lyme carditis in heart tissues submitted for evaluation of suspected viral myocarditis. Lyme infection was confirmed by serology, and spirochetes were detected in the myocardium by immunohistochemistry in all 3 cases.


As the heart is rich in vascular endothelial cells where Bartonella or Bartonella Like Organisms will thrive in their angiogenic activity then those tissues will be full of bacillary angiomatosis.  The pathologists were looking for Borellia spirochetes and found them because of the common association of these two infections in the delivery vectors and infected persons. However I believe the primary cause of the "Lyme Carditis" is actually the Bacillary angiomatosis cause by the Bartonella infection.

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I some ways Veterinary medicine is ahead of Human disease research, this association of Bartonella with myocarditis then it can be seen that what is currently is the news about "Lyme Carditis" ignores the Bartonella infection and Bacillary Angiomatosis that is the actual cause.

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Bartonella spp. DNA in cardiac tissues from dogs in Colorado and Wyoming."

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"Several Bartonella species (spp.) have been identified in dogs diagnosed with infectious endocarditis (IE) or myocarditis"


In the area of the heart is the Sternum that protects the chest cavity. The Sternum and Costal Cartilages also become infected. Your Ribs hook into the Sternum by the costal cartilages to give them flex so they are just like any other joint that gets infected. The Sternum is right in front of the heart and is the protection for the chest cavity.

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This first link establishes Bartonella's propensity for that.

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The Sternum Anatomy;


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You can generally tell the difference between a die off in the heart and a die off in the sternum, in my own case I could estimate the location and the actual heart die off was a more pronounced "pain" , the sternum die off tends to be a dull one. Here is a link on infection of the Sternum and Costal Cartilages showing the doctors frustration with a Pseudomonas infection.


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In their treatment they decided to chop the patients up.

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" Eventually, each patient required extensive regional surgical removal of involved bone and cartilage."

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In these regions like the spine, sternum, feet and hands that have a lot of little joints from all the bones then those are areas that will be stubborn to remove the infection.

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In the protocol the silver sol is started only after the timing of the Dragons Blood herb has reached full dose and then ramped up to the threshold dose over two months. Dragons blood will dramatically reduce the inflammation caused by die of in the heart and aid in moving those die off toxins out of the heart. 

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One possible scenario for the creation of the MD pathogen is the one noted here , that the Horizontal Gene Transfer is taking place inside an Amoeba that is used to shelter the Bartonella and other bacteria from attack by the immune system.

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"we speculate that amoeba favor the transfer of genes as phagocytic protists, which allows for intraphagocytic survival and, as a consequence, promotes the creation of potential pathogenic organisms."


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Other disease associations of Bartonella infections;

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"Bartonella infection associated with rheumatoid illnesses in humans"

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"Vertebral Osteomyelitis Due to Bartonella henselae in Adults: A Report of 2 Cases"

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"Neurological Manifestations of Bartonellosis in Immunocompetent Patients: A Composite of Reports from 2005–2012"

Typical misdiagnosis of Bartonella infection include MS, CFS, ALS, etc.



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"Bartonella spp. Bacteremia and Rheumatic Symptoms in Patients from Lyme Disease–endemic Region"



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Because of toxic exposure in the modern environment, toxins in food and lack of proper nutrition  it is actually easy over time to become immune system compromised. Bartonella bacteria infect the immune system cells and will eventually lead to this condition over time without other influences, this can take years before someone is symptomatic with a Bartonella related health issue.  Moringa used in the protocol rebuilds the immune system cells better than anything else.


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