King's Evil

Skrofler

Svensk definition

Benämning på lymfkörteltuberkulos. Ända fram till 1800-talet ansågs kunglig handpåläggning kunna bota skrofulos, varför sjukdomen kallades "kungliga sjukan".

Engelsk definition

The historic designation for scrofula (TUBERCULOSIS, LYMPH NODE). The disease is so called from the belief that it could be healed by the touch of a king. This term is used only for historical articles using the name "king's evil", and is to be differentiated from scrofula as lymph node tuberculosis in modern clinical medicine. (From Webster, 3d ed)

Svenska synonymer

Scrofula

Engelska synonymer

Evil, King's Kings Evil Evil, Kings Evils, Kings Kings Evils