ornithosis


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ornithosis

 [or″nĭ-tho´sis]
a term that has been used in various ways, including: (1) to replace the term psittacosis (originally thought to affect only parrots); (2) to refer to Chlamydia psittaci infection in other birds, with the term psittacosis being reserved for infection in parrots and humans; and (3) to refer to Chlamydia psittaci infection in all birds, with the term psittacosis being reserved for human infection.

or·ni·tho·sis

(ōr'ni-thō'sis),
The disease in nonpsittacine birds (domestic fowl, ducks, pigeons, turkeys, and many wild birds) caused by Chamydophila psittaci A zoonoisis. Some apply the term ornithosis to any bird affted by chlamydiosis, though many prefer psitacosis for psittacine birds (for example, parrot, lovebirds, parakeet).
[G. ornis (ornith-), bird, + -osis, condition]

ornithosis

/or·ni·tho·sis/ (or″nĭ-tho´sis) psittacosis.

ornithosis

(ôr′nə-thō′sĭs)

ornithosis

psit·ta·co·sis

(sit'ă-kō'sis)
An infectious disease in psittacine birds and humans caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci. Avian infections are mainly inapparent or latent, although acute disease does occur; human infections may result in mild disease with a flulike syndrome or in severe disease, with symptoms of bronchopneumonia.
Synonym(s): ornithosis, Parrot disease (3) , parrot fever.
[G. psittakos, a parrot, + -osis, condition]

ornithosis

See PSITTACOSIS.

Chlamydiosis, psittacosis, or ornithosis

Other names for parrot fever in humans.
Mentioned in: Parrot Fever

ornithosis

a systemic, contagious disease of nonpsittacine birds including domestic poultry, transmissible to humans, caused by Chlamydophila psittaci. The avian disease is called also chlamydiosis. In psittacine birds and humans the same disease is called psittacosis.