Primary bubonic plague case-patients more often received effective antibiotics, although the difference was not substantial (bubonic 89%; septicemic
81%; pneumonic 79%).
INDEX TERMS: clinical testing for ESBL; extended spectrum beta lactamase; septicemic
plague, which accounts for 10% to 15% of all cases of plague, is an overwhelming and progressive bacteremia in the absence of a primary lymphadenopathy.
Specimens to be tested for pneumonic or septicemic
tularemia include sputum, bronchial aspirates, or washings and blood.
Prolonged elevation of interleukin-8 and interleukin-6 concentrations in plasma and of leukocyte interleukin-8 mRNA levels during septicemic
and localized Pseudomonas pseudomallei infection.
Plague most commonly has three forms - bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic
, corresponding to the three typical ways in which the plague bacillus invades the body.
An infected child generally presents with flu-like symptoms and a high fever, develops a septicemic
purple rash, rapidly becomes unresponsive and may die within hours of onset.
Distribution and evolution of virulence factors in septicemic
26,32) Many species of Enterococcus have been isolated from birds, and those most frequently associated with morbidity in septicemic
processes or subchronic disease are Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus hirae.
Besides anthrax research, he focused on several other projects, including wound infections and micrococci in septicemic
animals (later identified as streptococci and staphylococci).
In this environment, patients with septicemic
melioidosis could have died before all locally available empiric treatments had been tried.
The complete absence of heterophils on the day that this falcon was admitted suggests that this bird was bacteremic or even septicemic