The antiquity of the spondyloarthritides: Presentation of one of the oldest Neolithic cases in Western Europe.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_2ABE3DD6F4CD
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The antiquity of the spondyloarthritides: Presentation of one of the oldest Neolithic cases in Western Europe.
Périodique
International journal of paleopathology
Auteur(s)
Donat R., Mokrane F.Z., Rousseau H., Dedouit F., Telmon N., Crubézy É.
ISSN
1879-9825 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1879-9817
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
03/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
24
Pages
229-235
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
In humans, little is yet known about the origins of the inflammatory rheumatisms of the spondyloarthritides group, especially regarding the period of their emergence. However, a better knowledge of their history would help to clarify their aetiology. We report a paleopathological case of European origin, dated from the late Neolithic (3621-3023 cal BC), consisting of an isolated vertebral block combining erosion, ossification and severe anterior and posterior ankylosis. The lesional presentation is very suggestive of a severe form of axial spondyloarthritis. This specimen and some other rare cases from the same period found in Western Europe suggest that these diseases appeared, in this geographical region, in evolving groups of humans as part of the demographic and epidemiological transition that constituted the Neolithic period. The emergence of infectious agents and the profound dietary changes that occurred during this period of human history may have favoured the appearance of the spondyloarthritides.
Mots-clé
Axial spondyloarthritis, Epidemiological transition, Neolithic
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
23/01/2019 11:48
Dernière modification de la notice
05/03/2019 7:26
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