Skip to main content
AARP Optum logo



Bartonellosis is caused by germs that get into the skin. The germs can cause a rash or blisters on the skin. The germs can cause lymph nodes to become bigger. You may have body aches and joint aches, or fever. Some types of bartonellosis can attack red blood cells. Other types of bartonellosis can cause heart or brain problems.

How is your experience?

Please take this quick 2-minute survey.

Start surveyStart survey