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Plague  Lesson 3
 Differential Diagnosis

Primary Pneumonic Plague

  • Diseases to Consider -The acute onset of fever, cough, and dyspnea associated with pneumonic plague must be differentiated from other causes of severe respiratory infection such as:
    • Inhalational anthrax
    • Tularemia
    • Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia
    • Viral pneumonia
    • Q fever
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Pneumonic Plague

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