Tuberculosis cases in the early modern Bucharest

The study presents nine skeletons, discovered in the University Square cemetery (16th-19th centuries), with bone modifications cause by an infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.For each case the differential diagnosis will be apply to identify correctly the disease. An analysis of the historical data about infection with tuberculosis in the city of Bucharest in 19th century will be made. In same time a comparative study will be extend to the Rainer Osteological Collections, where about 4000 skulls from people who died in the 20th century have known identity. Because about 60% of them have tuberculosis as cause of dead, could be recognize some patterns of this infection in a modern population.
In Romania there are two studies about this disease in some skeletons from medieval Transylvania.

Authors:L. ANDREICA, A. SOFICARU
Published: 2014
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