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|Title:||Psittacosis.||Austin 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||Publication information:||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.||Gov't Doc #:||20171542||URI:||http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10970||DOI:||10.1016/j.idc.2009.10.003||Journal:||Infectious disease clinics of North America||URL:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20171542||Type:||Journal Article||Subjects:||Animals
Anti-Bacterial Agents.therapeutic use
Polymerase Chain Reaction.methods
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