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Brief communication: a possible case of melorheostosis from antiquity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8572159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An unusual case of discontinuous hard tissue hyperostosis is described in a 25-30-year-old female dating between 4000 and 5500 BP from northern Chile. This specimen was one of 104 individuals examined from the Morro-1 site, which is known to represent the Chinchorro culture. The only other reported case from antiquity dates to 500 AD (Lester [1969] J. Bone Joint Surg. [Am.] 49:142-143). A review and comparison of this case to the medical literature supports a diagnosis of melorheostosis. Differential diagnosis is presented with the ruling out of nonspecific manifestations of osteomyelitis/periostitis as the most likely alternative diagnosis.
M A Kelley; K Lytle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical anthropology     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0002-9483     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-01     Completed Date:  1996-03-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400654     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Anthropol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-74     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Department of Anthropology, California State University, Sacramento 95819, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
History, Ancient
Melorheostosis / history*,  pathology

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