ALAN A. HARRIS, M.D.; JOHN C. POTTAGE Jr., M.D.; HAROLD A. KESSLER, M.D.; MICHAEL ZEIHEN, M.D.; STUART LEVIN, M.D.
Psittacosis and Sarcoidosis are febrile illnesses with protean manifestations. We describe the presentation of psittacosis in one of two siblings with a syndrome of familial sarcoidosis. Both had illnesses characterized by fever, rash, hilar adenopathy, and noncaseating granulomas in the liver. In one patient, Chlamydia psittaci was isolated from the blood. The liver of a pet parakeet contained the characteristic inclusions of C. psittaci. If not for the appropriate epidemiologic setting, psittacosis would not have been considered.
A 32-year-old woman presented in December 1980 with a 2-week history of fever, rash, and arthralgias. She had a maculopapular, erythematous, blanching eruption
HARRIS AA, POTTAGE JC, KESSLER HA, ZEIHEN M, LEVIN S. Psittacosis Bacteremia in a Patient with Sarcoidosis. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:502–503. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-4-502
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(4):502-503.
Infectious Disease, Multi-Organ Failure and Sepsis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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