Family outbreak of psittacosis with an exhumation-based diagnosis

Following in the footsteps of Dr. House

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Abstract

Diagnosis and treatment of the uncommon zoonotic infection psittacosis may be delayed or missed if a history of bird exposure is not obtained. Pulmonary infiltrates that persist or are refractory to usual therapy can be a clue to this diagnosis. An outbreak or cluster of cases may occur if there is a common source of the bacterium. If possible, examination of household members, both human and avian, might be helpful in making this diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-253
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume345
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Exhumation
Psittacosis
Disease Outbreaks
Zoonoses
Birds
Bacteria
Lung
Therapeutics

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