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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: skrof'yu-lo-der'ma

Definition: Tuberculosis resulting from extension into the skin from underlying atypical mycobacterial infection, most commonly of cervical lymph nodes in children with tonsillar infection by bovine tubercle bacillus.

[scrofula + G. derma, skin]

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