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Neuropathy, hallucinations and bacterial infection

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010181

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

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. Breitschwerdt EB1, Mascarelli PE, Schweickert LA, Maggi RG, Hegarty BC, Bradley JM, Woods CW. North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA. ed_breitschwerdt@ncsu.edu

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

The source of the experience

Other ill or disabled person

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