International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Horáčková L, Vargová L, 2001: Inflammatory Changes in the Osteological Remains from the Křtiny Ossuary (Czech Republic). Anthropologie (Brno) 39, 1: 57-62'.
Skeletal remains of nearly 1,000 individuals coming from the 13th-18th centuries were found in an ossuary in Křtiny (Czech Republic). From the total number of detected pathological cases in the Křtiny set (N=306), inflammatory lesions made 33.0%. The traces of inflammations occurred in 10.3% (15 cases) in all the detected palaeopathological lesions in skulls (N=146=100%). Most of cranial lesions had typical signs of syphilis. Leprous disease could not be eliminated in one case. Postcranial skeleton bones most often showed non-specific inflammations of post-traumatic purulent osteomyelitis. The diagnosis of tuberculosis (two cases) was supported by DNA detection specific for Mycobacterium tuberculosis by means of PCR methods.
Bone remains - Inflammations - Osteomyelitis - Syphilis - Tuberculosis

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