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Title: Psittacosis.
Authors: Stewardson, Andrew J;Grayson, M Lindsay
Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, PO Box 5555, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria 3084, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2010
Citation: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America; 24(1): 7-25
Abstract: Psittacosis is a systemic zoonotic infection with protean clinical features. The major risk factor is exposure to birds; bird owners, veterinarians, those involved with breeding and selling birds, and commercial poultry processors are most at risk. Patients typically present with 1 week of fevers, headache, myalgias, and a nonproductive cough. Although pneumonia is the most common manifestation, all organ systems can be involved. Serology remains the mainstay of diagnosis; however, polymerase chain reaction techniques offer a rapid and specific alternative. Doxycycline is the treatment of choice.
Internal ID Number: 20171542
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10970
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2009.10.003
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20171542
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Animals
Anti-Bacterial Agents.therapeutic use
Birds
Doxycycline.therapeutic use
Humans
Middle Aged
Occupational Exposure
Polymerase Chain Reaction.methods
Psittacosis.diagnosis.pathology.therapy.transmission
Serologic Tests
Zoonoses.transmission
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