A Groundhog, a Novel Bartonella Sequence, and My Father’s Death

@inproceedings{Breitschwerdt2009AGA,
  title={A Groundhog, a Novel Bartonella Sequence, and My Father’s Death},
  author={Edward B Breitschwerdt and Ricardo G Maggi and Mar{\'i}a Bel{\'e}n Cadenas and Pedro Paulo Vissotto de Paiva Diniz},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2009}
}
D uring the summer of 2007, migratory joint pain developed in my (E.B.B.) 86-year-old father, previously an ironworker, farmer, and World War II veteran. Because of occasional tick attachments, a Borrelia burgdorferi ELISA was performed; antibodies were not detected, and no treatment was instituted. In the fall, subtle memory loss developed, and he fell twice a few weeks apart. Dad jok-ingly blamed the falls and the memory loss on " old timer's disease. " Subsequently, episodes of subtle… CONTINUE READING
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