A probable case of gout

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Gaspare Baggieri
Francesco Mallegni


gout, male skeleton, late ancient times, Rome (Italy)


We hypothesize that there is the presence of gout in the remains of a male skeleton of [showing] incipient senility, dating back to the VI-VII century A.D. The remains lay in anatomical connection in a marble sarcophagus located inside the Church of Saint Susanna, in Rome. Some bones of the feet present considerable pathologies. A meticulous macroscopic analysis, supported by x-rays, and a differential diagnosis with other diseases which can give a similar pathological framework, allowed us to deduce that the disease was due to gout.
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