Interesting tidbit.... Pain in the shin bones is indicative of Bartonella Quintana, which became known among soldiers in the previous century as Trench Fever. The current belief is that this infection is associated with poor hygiene as it is being found in derelicts and homeless people. Unfortunately, it is also turning up along with other tick borne diseases. Looks like insects and Bartonella hosts are wandering away from skid row and infectIng people with good hygiene, too.
The species of Bartonella usually described as a coinfection of Lyme is Bartonella Henselae, previously known as Cat Scratch Fever.
If you are having shin bone pain or other Bartonella specific symptoms, and you are testing negative for b.henselae, try getting tested for b.quintana.
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