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Septic shock and nonpulmonary organ dysfunction in pneumonic plague: the role of Yersinia pestis pCD1- vs. pgm- virulence factors.

Authors
  • Doyle, Timothy M
  • Matuschak, George M
  • Lechner, Andrew J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Critical Care Medicine
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2010
Volume
38
Issue
7
Pages
1574–1583
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181de8ace
PMID: 20400901
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These results suggest that progression to lethal sepsis with augmented liver injury during plague pneumonia requires factors encoded by the pCD1 plasmid but not chromosomal proteins present within the pgm gene locus.

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