Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ornithosis 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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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Ornithosis References
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