A patient with psittacosis from a pigeon: A reminder of the importance of detailed interviews and relative bradycardia

Sayato Fukui, Wataru Kawamura, Yuki Uehara, Toshio Naito

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Abstract

A 43-year-old man was brought to our hospital with fever. The initial diagnosis was bacterial pneumonia, and ampicillin/sulbactam was administered. However, defervescence was not achieved, and relative bradycardia was observed. Detailed history-taking revealed that the patient had been involved in caring for a wild pigeon before hospitalization. We changed the antimicrobial therapy to minocycline and the patient’ s condition improved. Chlamydophila psittaci antibody was subsequently found to be increased four-fold, and psittacosis was diagnosed. This case acts a reminder to clinicians of the importance of both the history of exposure to any birds and vital signs, including relative bradycardia.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere01164
JournalIDCases
Volume25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases

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