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Chlamydia pneumoniae vs. psittaci

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Chlamydia pneumoniae vs. psittaci

  • Transmission
    • method of transmission is not well understood
    • C psittaci: disease usually acquired from bird reservoir
  • Presentation
    • Atypical pneumonia
      • Fever, headache, dry cough
      • Few clinical features distinguish from other causes of pneumonia
  • Diagnosis
    • PCR-based assays
  • Treatment
    • C. psittaci: doxycycline
    • C. pneumoniae: azithromycin