chlamydia psittaci -- diagnosis in humans

tom c. cigolott at
Wed Oct 2 22:08:36 EST 1996

In message <324A9C8A.DEC at> - "Diane R.
Stothard" <dianes at>Thu, 26 Sep 1996 10:08:58
-0500 writes:
]'Gavia immer' Deborah Wisti-Peterson wrote:
]> how is chlamydia psittaci diagnosed in humans? how is
]> it diagnosed in humans that have been exposed to this
]> organism but are asymptomatic?
]> thanks for your responses.
]> --
]>    Deborah Wisti-Peterson          email:nyneve at
]> Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
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]Chlamydia psittaci is not a human pathogen. It infects birds and other
]animals. Chlamydial human pathogens include C. trachomatis which causes
]trachoma and is the agent of the sexually transmitted disease, and C.

I guess (with synicism) that's why there "was" once a disease
called psittcosis. Yes....... very transmissible with multiple
exposures with people with the infected birds....almost reminds
one of TB.

Maybe.....similar etiologies.....similar morphologies...hmmmmmmm

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