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bubo

 [bu´bo] (pl. bu´boes)
a tender, enlarged, and inflamed lymph node, particularly in the axilla or groin, resulting from absorption of infective material and occurring in various diseases, such as lymphogranuloma venereum, plague, syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid, and tuberculosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bu·bo

(bū'bō),
Inflammatory swelling of one or more lymph nodes, usually in the groin; the confluent mass of nodes usually suppurates and drains pus.
[G. boubōn, the groin, a swelling in the groin]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bubo

(bo͞o′bō, byo͞o′-)
n. pl. bu·boes
An inflamed, tender swelling of a lymph node, especially in the area of the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of certain infectious diseases, such as bubonic plague, tuberculosis, and syphilis.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
A tender, swollen—4–5 cm in diameter—purplish lymph node most commonly seen in the inguinal or the axilla, classically associated with lymphogranuloma venereum, but also seen in primary syphilis—when it accompanies a chancre, gonorrhoea, and plague
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

bubo

Infectious disease A tender, swollen, 4-5 cm in diameter, purplish lymph node most commonly seen in the inguinal or the axilla; bubos are classically associated with lymphogranuloma venereum, but may be associated with 1º syphilis–when it accompanies a chancre, gonorrhea, plague–hence the name bubonic plague, TB, et al. See Pseudobubo.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bu·bo

(bū'bō)
Inflammatory swelling of one or more lymph nodes, usually (but not necessarily) in the groin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bubo

A swelling in the groin, or in the armpit, from enlargement of one or more lymph nodes as a result of infection. Buboes occur in many infections including PLAGUE, CHANCROID, SYPHILIS, GONORRHOEA, LYMPHOGRANULOMA VENEREUM and TUBERCULOSIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Bubo

An inflamed swelling inside a lymph node, characteristic of second-stage LGV.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

bu·bo

(bū'bō)
Inflammatory swelling of lymph nodes, usually in the groin; confluent mass of nodes suppurates and drains pus.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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However, several case reports have described doxycycline failing to cure LGV in MSM despite 21 days of therapy, including cases of LGV buboes and rectal LGV (18-21).
To some interpreters, this combination suggests that the Philistines had bubonic plague, and were sending symbols of their buboes and of the rodent carriers of the disease.
He observed what precautions he could, and to ease pain he lanced the distended buboes. Most of the patients died.
They clearly identify its cause as bubonic plague by describing the plague buboes; they reveal the reaction of potential victims -- terror, flight, the abandonment of the most binding obligations; and, most significantly for us, they show how plague left a countryside void of people.
Diagnosis is confirmed by culture and identification of the causative organism from fluid aspirated from buboes, blood, CSF, sputum or throat swab.
The bubonic bacillus, Yersinia pestis, carried by flea vectors on rats and other fur-bearing rodent-like animals, upon infecting humans makes its way into the lymphatic system, causing the lymph nodes to bulge and form dark pustular buboes (hence our colloquial term boo-boo, used to describe childhood injuries).
Years later, he would recall "the charnel-house atmosphere of draining buboes, gonorrhea, prostate massages, daily short-arm inspections, locomotor ataxia, and the howls of poor sinners in the clutch of terminal paresis." The experience would "confirm his dislike, then already strong, of the dehumanization that routinely occurs in the military or in any bureaucracy." He would remain proud of his performance as a marine but abidingly aware of the military's "ritualistic demand for ass-kissing almost unique in the quality of its humiliation." This close, firsthand observation of routine dehumanization would go a long way to help the author render the daily brutality in the Nazi death camps in Sophie's Choice.
A diagnosis of bubonic plague is supported by the appalling mortality rate and the disease's ability to sustain its virulence through the winter, but the lack of the necessary population density or any mention of the characteristic buboes weaken this case significantly.
The bacteria enter the lymph nodes in the neck and groin, causing swelling known as buboes, fever, exhaustion, headache, chilis, vomiting and diarrhoea.
The classic presentation includes inguinal adenopathy (buboes).
One week later and my buboes have all but disappeared, although I'm none the wiser as to why they arrived in the first place.
Only about a sixth of the contemporary sources studied by Cohn mention skin disorders ("spots" or boils), but large buboes, generally in the groin area where fleas bite, are the typical sign of modern plague.