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No rheumatoid arthritis in ancient Egypt: a reappraisal

Författare och institution:
Jakub Kwiecinski (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för reumatologi och inflammationsforskning); B. M. Rothschild (-)
Publicerad i:
Rheumatology International, 36 ( 6 ) s. 891-895
ISSN:
0172-8172
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Antiquity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains controversial, and its origins in Americas or in the Old World are disputed. Proponents of the latter frequently refer to RA in ancient Egypt, but validity of those claims has never been examined. Review of all reported RA cases from ancient Egypt revealed that none of them represent real RA, instead being either examples of changing naming conventions or of imprecise diagnostic criteria. Most cases represented osteoarthritis or spondyloarthropathies. Also review of preserved ancient Egyptian medical writings revealed many descriptions of musculoskeletal disorders, but none of them resembled RA. This suggests that RA was absent in ancient Egypt and supports the hypothesis of the New World origin of RA and its subsequent global spread in the last several centuries.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP ->
Klinisk medicin ->
Reumatologi och inflammation
HUMANIORA ->
Historia och arkeologi ->
Historia ->
Medicinens historia
Nyckelord:
Rheumatoid arthritis, History, Ancient Egypt, Osteoarthritis, Spondyloarthropathy, EROSIVE ARTHRITIS, DEFLESHED BONES, ANKYLOSIS, PALEOPATHOLOGY, SPONDYLOARTHROPATHY, ANTIQUITY, ETIOLOGY, WRIST
Postens nummer:
238329
Posten skapad:
2016-06-27 11:29

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