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Pathology findings for the case described in this report are consistent with septicemic plague and inconsistent with pneumonic plague, suggesting a transdermal or mucosal route of infection.
Among case-patients who had a known flea bite, 95 cases (90%) were primary bubonic plague and 10 (9%) were primary septicemic plague.
Patients with septicemic plague often have prominent gastrointestinal symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain (4), and patients with pneumonic plague have dyspnea, chest pain, and a cough that can produce bloody sputum.
Toward the end of the fourteenth century, the epidemic had abated but not disappeared; outbreaks of pneumonic and septicemic plague occurred in different cities during the next 350 years (8).
The patient's condition deteriorated, and he was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) in shock with a diagnosis of septicemic plague, acute renal failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and disseminated intravascular coagulation.
Bites, scratches, or other contact with infectious material while handling infected cats resulted in 17 cases of bubonic plague, 1 case of primary septicemic plague, and 5 cases of primary pneumonic plague (5).