What is another word for scrofula?

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[ skɹˈɒfjʊlə], [ skɹˈɒfjʊlə], [ s_k_ɹ_ˈɒ_f_j_ʊ_l_ə]

Scrofula is a term used to describe a chronic bacterial infection of the lymph nodes caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The condition is also known as King's Evil, a term derived from ancient beliefs that the touch of the monarch could cure scrofula. Some synonyms or related terms for scrofula include tuberculosis lymphadenitis, cervical tuberculous lymphadenitis, cold inflammation, glandular tuberculosis, and malignant adenitis. Other terms used to describe scrofula include struma, strumous disease, scrophula, and scrophulosis. Although scrofula is a rare condition in industrialized countries due to the widespread use of antibiotics, it remains prevalent in developing nations with limited access to healthcare.

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    How to use "Scrofula" in context?

    Scrofula is a common health problem that results from a lump or spots on the skin that are filled with pus. It is most commonly caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureas, but can also be caused by other bacteria or viruses. Symptoms usually develop over a period of several weeks or months, and can vary in severity. Treatment usually involves antibiotics, but there is no cure and scrofula can sometimes lead to serious health problems.

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