A case of healing spinal infection from classical Rome
Article first published online: 22 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 77–83, March/April 2005
How to Cite
Canci, A., Nencioni, L., Minozzi, S., Catalano, P., Caramella, D. and Fornaciari, G. (2005), A case of healing spinal infection from classical Rome. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol., 15: 77–83. doi: 10.1002/oa.734
- Issue published online: 22 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 22 APR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 2 AUG 2003
- Manuscript Received: 8 JAN 2003
- healing spinal infection;
- fungal infection;
- classical Rome
This paper describes a spinal infection in an adult male skeleton from Ist century AD necropolis in Rome. Pathological alterations of the lower thoracic vertebrae, including bone destruction and fusion, suggest tuberculous spondylitis as the most probable diagnosis. The rarity of healing infections, as well as the non-diagnostic appearance of the lesions, have prompted this note. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.