The "gout of the Medici": making the modern diagnosis using paleopathology.

@article{Fornaciari2013TheO,
  title={The "gout of the Medici": making the modern diagnosis using paleopathology.},
  author={Gino Fornaciari and Valentina Giuffra},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2013},
  volume={528 1},
  pages={
          46-50
        }
}
Documentary sources show that painful joint disease afflicted several members of the Medici family, which dominated Renaissance Florence in Italy. The term frequently reported in contemporary archives to indicate these morbid episodes is "gout." Paleopathology allows us to verify the nosological information obtained from the written documents and to clarify the nature of the rheumatological condition that afflicted the Medici. A paleopathological study carried out on the skeletal remains of… CONTINUE READING
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