[An outbreak of psittacosis at a bird-fanciers fair in the Netherlands].

@article{Berk2008AnOO,
  title={[An outbreak of psittacosis at a bird-fanciers fair in the Netherlands].},
  author={Yeliz Berk and Corn{\'e} H. W. Klaassen and Johan W Mouton and Jacques F Meis},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  year={2008},
  volume={152 34},
  pages={1889-92}
}
Within 2 weeks after a bird-fanciers fair in the Netherlands in November 2007 11 patients presented at our hospital with fever, shivers and severe headache. Dyspnea and dry cough were less common, although the chest X-ray showed a consolidation in 9 out of 11 patients. The clinical diagnosis of psittacosis was quickly confirmed using real-time PCR, although the sensitivity of this test was low (20%). In 9 patients the diagnosis was later confirmed by a rise in complement fixing antibodies in… CONTINUE READING

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