Paleopathology of the juvenile Pharaoh Tutankhamun—90th anniversary of discovery

  title={Paleopathology of the juvenile Pharaoh Tutankhamun—90th anniversary of discovery},
  author={Kais Hussein and Ekatrina Matin and Andreas G Nerlich},
  journal={Virchows Archiv},
Modern paleopathology is a multidisciplinary field of research which involves archaeology, medicine and biology. The most common diseases of Ancient Egypt were traumatic injuries, malaria and tuberculosis. Exemplarily, an internistic and trauma surgery case of that time is reviewed: Pharaoh Tutankhamun (ca. 1330–1324 B.C.). Summarising all findings which have been collected between 1922 and 2010, including computed tomography and molecular pathology, a diversity of disease is verifiable: (1… 
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