Paleopathologic evidence for the evolution of rheumatoid arthritis.

  • L L Klepinger
  • Published 1978 in American journal of physical anthropology


A human skeleton recovered from a Sicilian archaeological site and dating from the Hellenistic period (330-210 B.C.) presents a pathological pattern suggesting a transition between ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis, providing evidence in support of the hypothesis that rheumatoid arthritis may have recently evolved out of ankylosing spondylitis… (More)


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@article{Klepinger1978PaleopathologicEF, title={Paleopathologic evidence for the evolution of rheumatoid arthritis.}, author={L L Klepinger}, journal={American journal of physical anthropology}, year={1978}, volume={50 1}, pages={119-22} }