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Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt

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Specialist In Internal Medicine a...

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North Carolina State University
4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh , North Carolina 27606
United States

Company Description: The mission of North Carolina State University is to serve its students and the people of North Carolina as a doctoral/research-extensive, land-grant university....   more

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  • University of Georgia
  • DVM
    Sao Paulo State University , College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences
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Jan 2010 Newsletter, 22 Oct 2014 [cached]
This week, we welcome Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, a specialist in internal medicine and infectious disease at North Carolina State University. Dr. Breitschwerdt has
received funding from the Canine Health Foundation for various infectious diseases including Bartonella spp. In this podcast, Dr. Breitschwerdt describes
Bartonella is Everywhere, So Why Don’t We Know More About It? | North Carolina Health News, 23 Jan 2014 [cached]
Ed Breitschwerdt, a professor of veterinary sciences at North Carolina State University, keeps waiting for the tipping point. For the last 30 years, Breitschwerdt has been studying Bartonella, a genus of bacteria found in animals, ticks and humans.
"It's frustrating," said Breitschwerdt.
Though people have known of cat scratch disease - the most public of the human diseases caused by Bartonella infection - for more than 100 years, Breitschwerdt said he's convinced that Bartonella is the stealth cause of many neurological, inflammatory and chronic diseases in humans.
And, unlike Lyme disease, another tick-borne illness that can cause an array of distressing symptoms, Bartonella is right in the backyard of most North Carolinians.
"It's a medically important bacteria in animals and humans in the state. If you took every stray cat along the coast of North Carolina, three quarters of them would have Bartonella," said Breitschwerdt. "That's because the bacteria is commonly transmitted to animals by fleas."
He said that, historically, vets have considered common cat flea a nuisance but have under-appreciated it as a disease vector. For several years, Breitschwerdt has seen all sorts of animals and mites, ticks, fleas and even spiders test positive for Bartonella.
"Animals are the primary reservoir for the Bartonella species," he said.
Breitschwerdt has worked with the One Health Commission, a collective that looks at the links between environmental, human and animal health. Though his professional and personal life has been guided by his care for animals, his most recent work is geared towards detecting and treating Bartonella infection in humans.
The recovery process
The Hoppers contacted Breitschwerdt at a fortunate time: He was developing new human diagnostic method for Bartonella.
"You cannot float humans or horses in enough Doxycycline to kill this bacteria," said Breitschwerdt.
Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt has found himself on the front lines of an epidemic no one has heard of.
Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt has found himself on the front lines of an epidemic no one has heard of. Image courtesy NCSU.
"People are tested several times, but Bartonella can hide in the body," Breitschwerdt said.
"I often talk with veterinarians who have these vague complaints - who say they've been sick for weeks or months," said Breitschwerdt.
Many of the vets receive diagnoses of Lyme disease, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, or are sent to a psychiatrist and told their symptoms are untreated depression. But Breitschwerdt cautions them to get tested for Bartonella.
Breitschwerdt has ventured into industry with Galaxy Diagnostics, a company he founded to offer Bartonella testing kits to doctors.
The determination of Dr. Breitschwerdt and his research and assistance and kindness by Julie were a much needed ray of hope during a frightening time.
Great article and side note Dr. Breitschwerdt is very approachable and helpful. I don't live in North Carolina - I am in Texas and he answered all emails personally.
Bartonella Can Be Transmitted in Utero | Lyme Disease Blog, 6 May 2010 [cached]
North Carolina State University clinical researcher Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt has found blood and tissue evidence of Bartonella in twins born to parents with chronic headaches, memory loss, shortness of breath, muscle weakness, and fatigue. One twin, now 10, has been chronically ill since birth. His sister died at 9-days-old of a heart defect. Autopsy DNA results showed evidence of two strains of Bartonella.
Link to the Press Release with a short video of Dr. Breitschwerdt.
Edward B. Breitschwerdt, ..., 15 July 2013 [cached]
Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Dr. Edward B. Breitschwerdt is a professor of medicine and infectious diseases at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is also an adjunct professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and a Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). Dr. Breitschwerdt directs the Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory in the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research at North Carolina State University. He also co-directs the Vector Borne Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory and is the director of the NCSU-CVM Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Breitschwerdt completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri between 1974 and 1977. He has served as president of the Specialty of Internal Medicine and as chairman of the ACVIM Board of Regents. He is a former associate editor for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine and was a founding member of the ACVIM Foundation.
Breitschwerdt's clinical interests include infectious diseases, immunology, and nephrology. For over 20 years, his research has emphasized vector-transmitted, intracellular pathogens. Most recently, he has contributed to cutting-edge research in the areas of animal and human bartonellosis. In addition to authoring numerous book chapters and proceedings, Dr. Breitschwerdt's research group has published more that 300 manuscripts in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In 2012, he received the North Carolina State University Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award and in 2013 he received the Holladay Medal, the highest award bestowed on a faculty member at North Carolina State University
American College of Veterinary Pathologists | Annual Meeting, 3 Mar 2015 [cached]
Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC
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