- A gram negative septicaemia illness caused by Yersinia pestis.
- It is one of the 3 main forms of plague.
- It is usually contracted from the bite of a Yersinia pestis infected flea.
- This plague illness may occur as a complication of bubonic plague and pneumonic plague.
- Bacteria enter the blood from the lymphatic system, respiratory system or directly.
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
- High fever
- Purple discoloration of skin (patches)
- Seizures (in children)
- Septic shock
- Almost always fatal.
- Septicemia, other
- Intravenous antibiotics - Streptomycin / Gentamicin / Chloramphenicol
- Circulatory support, dialysis & ventilatory support may be required.
- The Plague (Bubonic Plague, Yersinia pestis)
- Professor Malcolm Casadaban (1949-2009, RIP)
- Plague Mask
- Plague Doctor (Medical History)
- Black Death (Bubonic Plague)
- Bubonic Plague Famous Deaths
- The Real Mary Kings Close (Edinburgh)
- Black Death (Bubonic Plague) Spread in Europe 1347-1351
- Septicaemic Plague (Yersinia pestis)
- Plague of Emmaus (Plague of Amwas) 639 AD
Image credit- Hawaii State Archives - Hawaii plague victim, circa 1899.
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