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septicemic plague

noun, Pathology
1.
an especially dangerous form of plague in which the infecting organisms invade the bloodstream.
Compare plague (def 2).
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  • Flash animation of pneumonic plague entering the blood stream and becoming septicemic plague.
  • septicemic plague is the second form and occurs when bacteria enter the blood stream.
  • septicemic plague occurs when the bacteria multiply in the blood.
  • The disease may progress to a generalized blood infection called septicemic plague.
  • It will progress to the bloodstream and cause septicemic plague.
  • Pneumonic infection can also occur if bubonic or septicemic plague continues untreated and spreads to the lungs.
  • May also occur if bubonic or septicemic plague continues untreated and spreads to the lungs.
  • Lung involvement is possible with bubonic or septicemic plague.
  • septicemic plague is characterized by bacteria in the blood with no apparent bubo.
  • septicemic plague occurs when plague bacteria multiply in the blood.
septicemic plague in Medicine

septicemic plague n.
A usually fatal form of bubonic plague in which the bacilli are present in the bloodstream and cause toxemia.

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