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|Authors:||Stewardson, Andrew J;Grayson, M Lindsay|
|Affiliation:||Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, PO Box 5555, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria 3084, Australia.|
|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|
Anti-Bacterial Agents.therapeutic use
Polymerase Chain Reaction.methods
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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