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  1. IMG SURVIVOR's Avatar

    IMG SURVIVOR said:

    Pneumonia

    A feather-plucker has pneumonia and splenomegaly.
    What organism yout hink of?

    A-Candida
    B-Psittacosis
    C-Histoplasmosis

    What if another dude with pneumonia and Splenomegaly but does not has contact with birds, What could it be?
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    why even bother with the obvious. Just know where you are need it and where you can help the most.
     
  2. bckwood's Avatar

    bckwood said:
    Psittacosis, caused by Chlymidia psittaci.
    Cogito, ergo sum
     
  3. doc2b07 said:
    Psittacosis

    Splenomegaly is frequent toward the end of first week. Diagnosis can be suspected in case of respiratory infection associated with splenomegaly and/or epistaxis.

    Bloodwork shows leukopenia, thrombocytopenia and moderately elevated liver enzymes.

    Differential diagnosis must be made with typhus, typhoid and atypical pneumonia by Mycoplasma, Legionella or Q fever. Exposure history is paramount to diagnosis.

    Complications in the form of endocarditis, hepatitis, myocarditis, arthritis, keratoconjunctivitis, and neurologic complications (encephalitis) may occasionally occur. Severe pneumonia requiring intensive-care support may also occur. Fatal cases have been reported (less than 1% of cases).


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  4. roadhouse said:
    i say it could be B
     
  5. l2sweedan said:
    thank you very much.
     
  6. davepoll said:
    Quote Originally Posted by IMG SURVIVOR View Post
    A feather-plucker has pneumonia and splenomegaly.
    What organism yout hink of?

    A-Candida
    B-Psittacosis
    C-Histoplasmosis

    What if another dude with pneumonia and Splenomegaly but does not has contact with birds, What could it be?
    I think psittacosis is correct. It causes both pneumonia and splenomegaly.

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