Chlamydia psittaci infections A70- >

Applicable To
  • Ornithosis
  • Parrot fever
  • Psittacosis
Clinical Information
  • A bacterial infection caused by chlamydia psittaci. Humans are infected by handling sick birds. The chlamydia cause respiratory infection manifested with fever, malaise, cough, dyspnea, sore throat, photophobia and headaches.
  • Infection with chlamydophila psittaci (formerly chlamydia psittaci), transmitted to humans 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.
Codes
  • A70 Chlamydia psittaci infections