How does she die?
She had essentially untreated Tuberculosis (TB). TB is a common and often deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans.TB usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. It is spread through the air, when people who have the disease cough, sneeze, or spit. Most infections in humans result in an asymptomatic, latent infection, and about one in ten latent infections eventually progresses to active disease, which, if left untreated, kills more than half of its victims. That's why today it's treated with strong antibiotics.
The classic symptoms are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. Satine coughed up blood.
· 10 years ago