About 200 individuals who were hospitalized in Bocoio Hospital all had buboes
situated in different parts of the body (inguinal, axial, and neck areas) (Figures 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8).
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.
The identification of exclusively cervical buboes
was unexpected, but it is not clear that examination of inguinal or axillary areas was performed consistently.
Symptoms were the appearance of buboes
which oozed puss and bled when opened, black spots, acute fever, lung infections and vomiting of blood.
Quickly captured in a nearby plague-ravaged village, they're enlisted by a dying cardinal (Christopher Lee, unrecognizable under pounds of prosthetic buboes
) to lead a ragtag party escorting a waifish young girl (Claire roy) suspected of dark arts to a remote monastery, where her trial and exorcism will hopefully end the plague.
References to the 'sandbagging' of a policeman, to 'buboes
' and to 'the Spartakistes' left me none the wiser.
The term bubonic plague is derived from the Greek word bubo, meaning "swollen gland." Swollen lymph nodes (buboes
) especially occur in the armpit and groin in persons suffering from bubonic plague.
The classic form involves infection of the inguinal lymphatics and lymph nodes, resulting in buboes
that can make walking difficult.
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.
The afflicted were depicted with plague buboes
on their necks, in their armpits or in their groins, but often they were shown more decorously with a bubo on the upper thigh, pointing to an armpit, with gray skin (alluding to subcutaneous hemorrhaging), or simply in a languishing state.
Bubonic plague is characterized by swollen, pus-filled lymph nodes (buboes
); septicemic plague causes disease in multiple organs throughout the body; and pneumonic plague primarily affects the lungs.
The classic presentation includes inguinal adenopathy (buboes