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Glossary for Psittacosis

  • Asbestosis: Lung condition from asbestos exposure
  • Aspergillosis: Infection with a fungus called Aspergillus.
  • Atypical pneumonia:
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Bagassosis: Inhalation of sugarcane dust particles in an occupational setting can cause various lung symptoms. The severity of symptoms varies depending on the duration of the exposure. The lung symptoms result from the body's immune system reacting to exposure to the sugarcane dust particles. Chronic exposure can lead to progressive lung symptoms which can gradually lead to symptoms such as weight loss and eventually lung scarring and possibly even respiratory failure in severe cases. Acute exposure results in symptoms such as fever, chills, shortness of breath and body aches.
  • Bonnemann-Meinecke-Reich syndrome: A rare disorder characterized mainly by growth problems, vision problems and brain disease.
  • Byssinosis: Usually an occupational disease where excessive inhalation of dust from cotton, hemp or flax causes lung problems.
  • Chills: Excessive feeling of coldness.
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae: Specific bacterial type of pneumonia
  • Chronic Bronchitis: Chronic bronchitis is a chronic inflammation of the bronchi (medium-size airways) in the lungs.
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Diseases contagious from birds: Diseases that are contracted from birds
  • Diseases contagious from droplets: Diseases that can be contracted from droplets
  • Dry cough: Dry non-productive cough without producing sputum
  • Emphysema: Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is defined as an abnormal, permanent enlargement of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles accompanied by destruction of their walls and without obvious fibrosis.
  • Endocarditis: Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart
  • Erythema nodosum: Allergic skin condition usually on the legs
  • Farmer's lung: A condition that affects farmers who are exposed to mouldy hay or crops. The lungs become inflamed due to a hypersensitivity reaction to the exposure.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flail Chest: The separation of a portion of the rib cage from the rest of the chest wall - usually due to trauma. The severity of the condition varies depending on the extent of the damage.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Hepatitis: Any type of liver inflammation or infection.
  • Hepatocellular jaundice: A condition which is characterized by jaundice due to injury or damage to the hepatocellular cells of the liver
  • Lung abscess: Pus (abscess) in the lung
  • Lung conditions: Various conditions affecting the lungs or related airways.
  • Muscle aches: Aches affecting one or more muscles
  • Myocarditis: Inflammation of the myocardium (muscle walls of the heart)
  • Pericarditis: Inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart
  • Pleural effusion: Fluid in the pleural spaces.
  • Pneumoconiosis: A lung disease caused by breathing in air contaminated with particles of dust such as coal, kaolin, asbestos and talc. It is generally an occupation disease where people are exposed to the contaminated air for prolonged periods of time. Generally symptoms stop once the exposure ceases.
  • Pneumonia: Infection of the lung by bacteria, viruses or fungus.
  • Pneumothorax: Air in the pleural spaces around the lungs.
  • Productive cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Psittacosis: An infectious disease caused by Chlamydia psittaci and transmitted mainly by infected birds but also by some mammals.
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Shivering: Body or skin shaking or shivering symptoms
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis: Inflammation of a vein wall
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Zoonotic Diseases: When a condition is transmitted through a zoonotic organisms


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