PANS: Bartonella Infection

Bartonella and PANS

Bartonella henselae is a vector borne bacteria transmitted via tick or flea bite. Also known as Cat Scratch Disease, Bartonella infection can be transmitted to a human via cat scratch from an infected cat.

Telltale Symptoms:

  • Rages
  • Psychiatric symptoms
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizure-like symptoms/body jerks
  • Stuttering
  • “Air hunger” – trouble getting a full breath of air
  • Pains in the soles of the feet
  • Bartonella rash (looks like purple or red striations, almost like stretch marks)
  • Mottling of the skin


  • Bartonella henselae IgM and IgG antibodies (public health/IgeneX Lab)
  • Bartonella FISH (Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization) (IgeneX Lab)
  • Bartonella henselae whole blood PCT (IgeneX Lab)
Dr Ayla Wilson
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Dr Ayla Wilson
Dr Ayla Wilson is a doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and the founder of High Five Family Health – which she opened in the fall of 2017 in Gastown (Vancouver, BC) after seven years in private practice in Edgemont Village (North Vancouver, BC).

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