Disease Information for Ornithosis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
White/blanching area discoloration
Rash reddish brown/blanches
Spots/lesions blanch on pressure/diascopy/sign
Dyspnea on exertion
Constitutional symptoms
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Chickens/Poultry
Occupational Factors
Occupation/Veterinarian
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Right Shift (Viral) Differential Smear (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Pneumonia, mycoplasma
Associated Disease & Complications
Chlamydia pneumonia
Erythema nodosum
Pneumonia/Bronchopneumonia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Chlamydia/Bedsonia agent (category)
AGENT/Obligate/intracellular/gram-negative organism
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Alveolar consolidation
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
FEVER PARROT, Ornithoses, Ornithosis, Ornithosis (disorder), Ornithosis unspecified, Parrot fever, Parrot fever due to Chlamydia psitacci, PNEUMONIA BEDSONIA, Psittacoses, Psittacosis, Unspecified Ornithosis, Unspecified Ornithosis (disorder), Synonym/Bedsonia pneumonia, Synonym/Parrot fever, Synonym/Pigeon breeder's disease, Synonym/Psittacosis
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
RX/Doxycycline
RX/Doxycyline (Vibramycin)
RX/Tetracycline (Achromycin)
Definition

Infection with CHLAMYDOPHILA PSITTACI (formerly Chlamydia psittaci), transmitted to man by inhalation of dust-borne contaminated nasal secretions or excreta of infected birds. This infection results in a febrile illness characterized by pneumonitis and systemic manifestations.

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