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This patient presented with symptoms of plague that included gangrene of the left hand, causing necrosis of the distal fingers and thumb. In this case, the presence of systemically disseminated plague bacteria, Yersinia pestis, otherwise known as septicemia, predisposed this patient to abnormal coagulation within the blood vessels of his digits, causing the distal necrosis.
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