Bubonic Plague - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Sunita Chowdhary
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Apr 27, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which Doctor Should I Consult for Bubonic Plague?

A general practitioner should be consulted.

2. Which Antibiotics are Used to Treat the Plague?

Antibiotics such as Streptomycin and Gentamicin are used to treat plague.

3. Is Bubonic Plague called the Black Death?

Today most people who receive prompt antibiotic treatment survive Bubonic plague. In early days there was a high number of deaths due to the absence of antibiotics. Hence it got the name black death.

4. What is the Difference Between Pneumonic and Bubonic Plague?

In Bubonic plague, the infection is localized in the lymph nodes whereas pneumonic plague is a fatal form where the lungs are infected.

5. What are the Complications of Plague?

Meningitis, necrosis of tissue, death are some of the rare complications of plague.

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