scrofula is only too often a precursory stage of tuberculosis.
This much is certain that scrofula inclines to tuberculosis.
The phenomena of scrofula are manifold and extend over the entire body.
scrofula—A constitutional tendency to disease of the glands.
The Tartars and Egyptians still employ baths of this description in hypochondriasis, scrofula, and scurvy.
scrofula and consumption often follow protracted depressions of mind.
He believes that his dried serum will prove a valuable nutrient in consumption, scrofula, diabetes, and loss of flesh.
It is a food for the generation and development of scrofula.
There is no consumption nor scrofula, and insanity and hydrocephalus are rare.
It is caused by a debilitated condition of the nervous system, as well as by brain disease, scrofula, imprudent diet and worms.
c.1400, scrophulas (plural) from Late Latin scrofulæ (plural) "swelling of the glands of the neck," literally "little pigs," from Latin scrofa "breeding sow" (see screw (n.)). The connection may be because the glands associated with the disease resemble the body of a sow or some part of it, or because pigs were thought to be prone to it. Cf. Greek khoirades (plural) "scrofula," related to khoiros "young pig."
scrofula scrof·u·la (skrŏf'yə-lə)
A form of tuberculosis affecting the lymph nodes, especially of the neck, that is most common in children and is usually spread by unpasteurized milk from infected cows. Also called struma.