Psittacosis: A Clinical Review

J Infect. 1990 Nov;21(3):251-9. doi: 10.1016/0163-4453(90)93909-c.

Abstract

The records of the Public Health Laboratory at Leeds were searched and cases in which a four-fold rise of antibodies to Chlamydia psittaci had occurred were reviewed. Clinical and epidemiological features of these cases are presented. The importance of birds as a potential source of infection is emphasised.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Animals
  • Birds / classification
  • Birds / microbiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chlamydophila psittaci
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psittacosis / complications*
  • Psittacosis / epidemiology
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / complications*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / epidemiology
  • X-Rays