Gernot Walder1Hans SchönherrHelmut HotzelCornelia SpethAlbrecht OehmeManfred P DierichReinhard Würzner

Scand J Infect Dis. 2003;35(1):71-3. doi: 10.1080/0036554021000026984.


This study reports an extraordinarily severe and prolonged course of neuroornithosis with generalized status epilepticus as an initial symptom. Direct invasion of the central nervous system by Chlamydophila psittaci was confirmed by the demonstration of specific DNA in the patient’s cerebrospinal fluid. The patient recovered slowly under administration of doxycycline.

Links: PMID: 12685890; DOI: 10.1080/0036554021000026984