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Description:This patient presented with symptoms of plague that included gangrene of the right hand causing necrosis of the fingers.
In this case, the presence of systemically disseminated plague bacteria Y. pestis, i.e. septicemia, predisposed this patient to abnormal coagulation within the blood vessels of his fingers.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/Dr. Jack Poland
Creation Date:1975
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Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases; Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases; Plague Home Page
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