chlamydia psittaci -- diagnosis in humans

Diane R. Stothard dianes at infect.dmed.iupui.edu
Thu Sep 26 10:08:58 EST 1996


'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 u.washington.edu
> 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. 
pneumoniae.



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