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Authors: Oxenham, M. F.
Tilley, L.
Matsumura, H.
Nguyen, L. C.
Nguyen, K. T.
Nguyen, K. D.
Domett, K.
Huffer, D.
Title: Paralysis and severe disability requiring intensive care in neolithic Asia
Date: 2009
Source: Anthropological Science
DOI: 10.1537/ase.081114
Abstract: This communication documents one of the earliest verifiable cases of human paralysis associated with severe spinal pathology A series of skeletal abnormalities is described for a young adult male (M9) from a Southeast Asian Neolithic community Differential diagnosis suggests that M9 suffered from a severely disabling congenital fusion of the spine (Klippel-Feil Syndrome, Type III), resulting, in child-onset lower body paralysis at a minimum (maximally quadriplegia). M9 experienced severe, most probably total, incapacitation for at least a decade prior to death In the prehistoric context, this individual's condition would have rendered him completely dependent oil others for survival.
Date Created: 5/3/2016
Volume: 2
Page Start: 107
Page End: 112