Misdiagnosis of Psittacosis


About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Psittacosis or confirming a diagnosis of Psittacosis, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Psittacosis may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Psittacosis. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

Alternative diagnoses list for Psittacosis: For a diagnosis of Psittacosis, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Psittacosis:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Psittacosis: A decline in reported cases since 1988 may be the result of improved diagnostic tests that distinguish C.psittaci from more common C. pneumoniae infections.1

Misdiagnosis cases for Psittacosis: No cases available yet.

1. excerpt from Psittacosis: DBMD

Last revision: April 3, 2003

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