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By Charlotte Roberts, Jane Buikstra

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Although it sounds as if in decline throughout the first 1/2 the twentieth century, tuberculosis has reawakened in either built and constructing nations, fairly between weak populations with immunodeficiency problems.

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This is compounded by stigma attached to tuberculosis and the HIV and consequent delay in care seeking (Rieder 1998: 397–398). Loss of employment (and loss of income), decreased likelihood of marriage, and increase in the number of one-parent households and orphans are potential results of increases in tuberculosis, although this varies among geographic regions (Snider et al. 1994). A study of two tuberculosis clinics in Chicago revealed that in this group of African American poor, stigma was a significant issue (Kelly 1999).

1994). 9 million would also have the HIV. Vincent and Gutierrez Perez (1999) indicate that the risk of tuberculosis in patients with the HIV is as high as 30 percent in the first year following infection. Between 1981 and 1991 at least 12,000 patients with AIDS in the United States had tuberculosis, and people with AIDS were 59 times more likely to have tuberculosis than the rest of the population. In the rest of the world around 50 percent of sub-Sahara Africans are estimated to have M. 5 million adults in Southeast Asia are believed to have both tuberculosis and HIV.

Relate to infection of the neck or cervical lymph glands and ulceration of the skin (Smith 1988: 3). Scrofula came from the word scrofa, meaning “sow,” but probably referred to many nontuberculous conditions (Chalke 1959: 86). The practice of “touching for the King’s Evil” (where the former term originates) during the Medieval and post-Medieval periods involved the reigning king or queen in both England and France apparently touching and curing people with tuberculosis (Crawfurd 1911). ) to refer to tuberculosis in the lung tissue (Greek ϭ phthiein, “to decay or waste away”).

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