C. psittaci

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Noun1.C. psittaci - bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia
chlamydia - coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract
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In this study, we detected 18.5% (37/200) of C. psittaci by nested PCR among asymptomatic and symptomatic birds (25.7% [18/70] and 14.6% [19/ 130], respectively).
[11,15] In the Philippines, recent researches used antibody tests to determine the presence of C. psittaci antibodies.
C. psittaci, an intracellular bacterium, can be transmitted by inhaling aerosolized secretions or feces from infected birds (3).
Transmission of C. psittaci among avian species primarily occurs from one infected bird to another susceptible bird in close proximity.
In humans, infection caused by C. psittaci is referred to as psittacosis, which can result in fatal pneumonia.
Caldwell and his colleagues started out with the observation that a rodent-specific chlamydia strain (C. psittaci) caused guinea pigs to develop an inflammatory eye disease -- but only if the animals had already undergone an initial bout with the bacteria.
[6] Since C. psittaci is zoonotic and has a wide host spectrum in birds it can infect avian species with the disease avian psittacosis.
To identify relevant literature, a comprehensive search of PubMed was performed by using various combinations of search terms including, but not limited to: psittacosis, Chlamydia psittaci, Chlamydophila psittaci, C. psittaci, pneumonia, ornithosis, respiratory, human, diagnosis, testing, treatment, pet bird, wild bird, and avian.
C. psittaci has been associated with ocular diseases in sheep and koalas (27).
(2010) realizaram o primeiro estudo soroepidemiologico para C. psittaci em humanos no Brasil.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory, which isolated C. psittaci from a cloacal swab.