Psittacosis: Rare respiratory problem in children

Iftikhar Ijaz, Samia Naz, Farrah Naz, Sobia Qamar, Mobeen Nazar

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Psittacosis is a rare disease particularly in children with usual presentation of respiratory and constitutional symptoms. The cases may remain undiagnosed or diagnosis may be delayed because of lack of awareness among the paediatricians and physicians. Early diagnosis is very important as this is potentially curable and preventable disease. An interesting case of psittacosis is being reported here, which has been treated successfully with azithromycin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-703
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Azithromycin
  • Psittacosis
  • Respiratory problem


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