Leprosy in pre‐Norman Suffolk, UK: biomolecular and geochemical analysis of the woman from Hoxne

  title={Leprosy in pre‐Norman Suffolk, UK: biomolecular and geochemical analysis of the woman from Hoxne},
  author={Sarah A. Inskip and Michael G. Taylor and Sue Anderson and Graham Stewart},
  journal={Journal of Medical Microbiology},
Purpose. A woman's skull, exhibiting features of lepromatous leprosy (LL), was recovered from a garden in Hoxne, Suffolk. The absence of post crania and lack of formal excavation meant that diagnosis and dating was uncertain. The aim of this research was to confirm the diagnosis using biomolecular means and second, to place it in context with other British leprosy cases using SNP genotyping and radiocarbon dating. Methodology. Bone from the skull was analysed by ancient DNA (aDNA) methods and… 
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