Bird Handlers Disease Evaluation
The evaluation of psittacosis begins with a history and physical examination.
A person must be exposed to birds, in order to have psittacosis.
Physical findings in someone with psittacosis may include:
Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of psittacosis.
Tests that may be used to evaluate psittacosis include:
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