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Pathol inflammation and swelling of a lymph node, often with the formation of pus, esp in the region of the armpit or groin
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a genus of birds of the order Strigiformes. The body length varies from 36 to 75 cm. The facial disk is not well defined. The digits are feathered. There are hornlike tufts of feather on the sides of the head.

The genus comprises 12 species, which are found in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. The USSR has one species, the eagle owl (B. bubo), which is distributed from the polar circle to the southern borders. The plumage varies from very light to reddish brown and often has markings; the back is darker.

Bubo are either crepuscular or nocturnal. Some species are sedentary, and some, migratory. Bubo inhabit forests, steppes, deserts, and mountains. Nests are built on the ground beneath trees, in washed-out hollows of ravines, or in rock crevices. A clutch contains two or three, rarely four, eggs, which are incubated by the female for 35 days. The young fly well 100 days after hatching. Bubo feed on mammals—from mice to hares and young roe deer—birds, frogs, and large insects. Although bubo benefit man by destroying rodents, they sometimes prove harmful to the hunting industry.

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An inflammatory enlargement of lymph nodes, usually of the groin or axilla; commonly associated with chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, and plague.
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There have also been reports of LGV buboes in MSM that have not resolved clinically after treatment with doxycycline for 21 days.
Despite elucidating the basic symptoms one would expect to see with bubonic plague, such as fever, buboes, and vomiting, Biraben never justified how he came to identify certain localities in certain years as experiencing plagues in his own data set, and a structural overview of the original sources he used is missing.
Although buboes are frequently mentioned, petechia was also a common symptom.
Another set defiantly masks the buboes in their narrative in order to avoid detection" as plague-inspired utopian fiction (8).
For example, plague tracts, written mainly by university-trained doctors, referred primarily to spots, pustules, and multiple skin ulcerations, not to the localized swellings (buboes) evident in modern plague.
Both patients had high fever and multiple bilateral inguinal buboes; one patient had hypotension, tachycardia, and acute renal failure and was hospitalized.
Characterised by buboes (large swellings in the lymph nodes) and high fever, it is thought four out of five who contracted the plague died within eight days.
It is characterized by genital papules or ulcers, followed by bilateral, suppurative, inguinal adenitis known as buboes. The buboes may breakdown, form multiple fistulous openings, and discharge purulent material.
Case types were defined as follows: "Pure pneumonic cases were those in which no buboes could be found, but in which there was definite broncho-pneumonia.
Indeed, because of its syntax--"Qui mieulx se sent, qu'on ne peult exprimer" (line 10)--the "mal" is all the more felt that it cannot be expressed; deadened expression gives greater feeling; and part of the "mal" stems from this inability to express it, to press it out as pus from a wound, or, more pertinently, as microbes from buboes. At the same time, the very existence of the poem implies that the poet succeeds better at making the "mal" felt by Delie or any other addressee by protesting his inability to depict it in speech.