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As sick as a pigeon--psittacosis myelitis.
  1. W Williams,
  2. R Sunderland
  1. Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham.


    An association between acute transverse myelitis and psittacosis in a teenage boy is described. Closer collaboration between doctors and vets might have made the diagnosis sooner. A full paediatric history should include details of contact with pets and other animals.

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