septicemic plague

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.septicemic plague - an especially dangerous and generally fatal form of the plague in which infecting organisms invade the bloodstream; does not spread from person to person
pest, pestilence, pestis, plague - a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Pneumonic plague is uncommon in dogs; most dogs with plague have bubonic or septicemic plague and signs of fever, lethargy, and peripheral lymphadenopathy (7).
Pneumonic plague is one of three forms of plague (the others are septicemic plague and bubonic plague) and is hypothesized to be responsible for the "Black Death" that depopulated Europe in the 1300's.
We generally assume that all individuals from each population are susceptible to the disease, the recovered individuals confer temporary immunity and return to be susceptible again, and the infectious are all individuals with either bubonic plague or pneumonic or septicemic plague.
pestis was initially passed from person to person--say, when an infected individual coughed on a healthy person--and most likely caused lung infections known as pneumonic plague or blood infections called septicemic plague, the researchers report in the Oct.
Bubonic is one of three commons types of plague along with pneumonic plague, an infection of the lungs, and septicemic plague, an infection of the blood, according to ( United States National Library of Medicine .
Septicemic plague, accounting for approximately 10% of cases, can occur from a flea bite or from direct contact with infectious fluids; infection spreads directly through the bloodstream with no localizing signs.
Bubonic plague can progress to septicemic plague if bacteria move from the lymphatic into the circulatory system.
Three forms of plague are recognized in cats and people: bubonic plague, septicemic plague and pneumonic plague.
More than half of the cases (eight) were bubonic plague, while the rest were primary septicemic plague. Two patients developed secondary plague pneumonia.
Septicemic plague, bubonic plague, and pneumonic plague were all part of the problem.
which lymphadenopathy is not apparent, may progress to septicemic plague with dissemination by the blood to diverse parts of the body including the meninges.