We demonstrate Bartonella spp are abundant in skin lesions resembling striae distensae. These striae distensae-like lesions, coincidental with sudden onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms, indicate testing for suspected Bartonella spp. infection.
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This work was done using single- and multi-photon laser scanning microscopes and staff support at the University of Minnesota Imaging Centers, http://UIC.umn.edu. Our thanks are extended to colleagues in Galaxy Diagnostics (Raleigh, NC) and in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
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- confocal microscopy
- psychiatric disorders
- second harmonic generation
- striae distensae