Chlamydia psittaci


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Chla·myd·i·a psit·ta·ci

bacterial organisms that resemble Chlamydia trachomatis, but that form loosely bound intracytoplasmic microcolonies up to 12 mcm in diameter, do not produce glycogen in sufficient quantity to be detected by iodine stains, and are not susceptible to sulfadiazine. Various strains of this species cause psittacosis in humans and ornithosis in nonpsittacine birds; pneumonitis in cattle, sheep, swine, cats, goats, and horses; enzootic abortion of ewes; bovine sporadic encephalomyelitis; enteritis of calves; epizootic chlamydiosis of muskrats and hares; encephalitis of opossum; and conjunctivitis of cattle, sheep, and guinea pigs.

Chlamydia psittaci

The agent that causes psittacosis, see there.

Chlamydia psittaci

An organism related to bacteria that infects some types of birds and can be transmitted to humans to cause parrot fever.
Mentioned in: Parrot Fever
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Meta-analyses of the association between Chlamydia psittaci and ocular adnexal lymphoma and the response of ocular adnexal lymphoma to antibiotics.
Chlamydiosis, or psittacosis/ornithosis in people, is caused by infection with Chlamydia psittaci, an obligate intracellular gram-negative bacterium.
Chlamydia psittaci ha sido descrita primordialmente en aves, sin embargo, posee la capacidad de infectar a diversas especies de mamiferos, siendo descrita con mayor frecuencia en porcinos, equinos, caninos, caprinos y ovinos (Reinhold et al.
Multi locus sequence typing of Chlamydia reveals an association between Chlamydia psittaci genotypes and host species.
[Inventory of the shedding of Chlamydia psittaci by parakeets in the Utrecht area using ELISA.I (in Dutch; Flemish).
Serotyping of European isolates of Chlamydia psittaci from poultry and other birds.
Las infecciones clamidiales las causan tres especies de microorganismos del genero Chlamydia, a saber: Chlamydia trachomatis, que puede producir infecciones de ojos, pulmones y region genital, tanto en el hombre como en la mujer; Chlamydia pneumoniae, que causa infecciones en el aparato respiratorio; y Chlamydia psittaci, que provoca una enfermedad conocida como psitacosis o fiebre del loro, similar a la gripe.
Chemical, biological and immunochemical properties of the Chlamydia psittaci lipopolysacharide.
Another potential pathogen sometimes found in bird (but not bat) droppings is a bacterium called Chlamydophila psittaci (formerly Chlamydia psittaci), the causal agent of psittacosis, or parrot fever.
One disease affecting birds is called psittacosis (caused by an agent called Chlamydia psittaci) which can be triggered when birds are upset or stressed.
The UMA vaccine technology would be expected to cover all chlamydial infections, including those caused by Chlamydia psittaci, which often results in pneumonia and endocarditis in humans, and Chlamydia pneumoniae, which is responsible for some pneumonia, bronchitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, and sinusitis.