Psittacosis (Parrot Fever) Treatment & Management

Updated: Sep 08, 2017
  • Author: Klaus-Dieter Lessnau, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Burke A Cunha, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Consider the diagnosis of psittacosis in patients with community-acquired pneumonia who have been exposed to birds. The mainstay of medical care is antibiotic therapy.

Standard infection-control practices and droplet transmission precautions are sufficient for the medical management of humans with psittacosis, and specific isolation procedures (eg, private room, negative-pressure air flow, masks) are not indicated. [1, 6]

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Consultations

Notify public health authorities about cases of psittacosis.

Obtain a consultation with an infectious disease specialist.

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Diet

Patients require no specific diet.

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Activity

Patients do not require activity restrictions.

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