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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



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.


An inflammatory enlargement of lymph nodes, usually of the groin or axilla; commonly associated with chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, and plague.
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Studies were excluded if 1) cure rates for rectal infection specifically, as distinct from inguinal buboes, could not be obtained; 2) the total sample size of the study was <10; 3) infections were in heterosexual men only; or 4) if different drugs or dosing regimens were used.
Although buboes are frequently mentioned, petechia was also a common symptom.
In July 2008, three patients came to Laghouat University Hospital with signs of severe infection and painful, inflamed, enlarged lymph nodes suggestive of buboes.
In 1655, blue plums and black cherries, blamed for the plague because of their close resemblance to buboes, were temporarily banned, and pineapple was thought by some to cause "gastric ailments from the Orient.
These 4 patients with pharyngitis did not have buboes or lymphadenitis at any other site.
Buboes may not be present in persons with septicemic or pneumonic plague (1,4); however, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain may be prominent features (1).
Most buboes were inguinal, but children had a higher frequency of cervical or axillary buboes.