Bone tuberculosis in Roman Period Pannonia (western Hungary)

Tamás Hajdu, Erzsébet Fóthi, Ivett Kovári, Mónika Merczi, Attila Molnár, Gábor Maász, Péter Avar, Antónia Marcsik, László Márk

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyse a skeleton (adult female, 25-30 years) that presented evidence of tuberculous spondylitis. The skeleton, dated from the Roman Period (III-VI centuries), was excavated near the town of Gyo{double acute}r, in western Hungary. The skeleton was examined by gross observation supplemented with mycolic acid and proteomic analyses using MALDI-TOF/TOF tandem mass spectrometry. The biomolecular analyses supported the morphological diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1048-1053
Number of pages6
JournalMemorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Volume107
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Mycolic acid analysis
  • Proteomic analysis
  • Spinal tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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Hajdu, T., Fóthi, E., Kovári, I., Merczi, M., Molnár, A., Maász, G., Avar, P., Marcsik, A., & Márk, L. (2012). Bone tuberculosis in Roman Period Pannonia (western Hungary). Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 107(8), 1048-1053. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762012000800014