(Bartonellosis, also known as cat scratch fever)
abnormal liver enzymes
hemolysis with anemia
papular or angiomatous rash
weakened immune response
*Many patients with Bartonella complain of the bottoms of their feet beings sore, especially when they first stand up in the morning.
Blood test or antibody level test
PCR Test or Polymerase chain reaction and tissue biopsy can be used, however they are also insensitive, as are standard blood tests.
The common treatment for Bartonella is antibiotics. Erythromycin, Doxycycline, Levofloxacin Rifampin, Azithromycin have been used for standard Bartonella.
Links Pertaining to Bartonella
Isolation of a New Subspecies, Bartonella vinsoniisubsp. arupensis, from a Cattle Rancher: Identity with Isolates Found in Conjunction withBorrelia burgdorferiand Babesia microti among Naturally Infected Mice
We want to note that Bartonella is not the only condition that can cause these stretch mark like rashes. If your child has this you may also want to look into the following conditions also.