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This photograph depicted the right foot of a plague victim, which displayed areas of gangrene, especially in the distal toes, which had been due to a systemically disseminated plague infection, caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis. The dissemination of Y. pestis bacteria, predisposes plague patients to abnormal coagulation within the blood vessels of the distal extremities, including the eventual sloughing of the dead skin.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ William Archibald
Creation Date:1977
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