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Immunological evidence of Plasmodium falciparum infection in an Egyptian child mummy from the Early Dynastic Period

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A 15-18 months old child mummy, presently housed in Turin's Museum of Anthropology, was discovered in Gebelein (Upper Egypt) during excavations carried out by the Missione Archeologica Italiana, most likely in 1914. Atomic Mass Spectrometry radiocarbon dating indicated that the mummy belongs to the end of the Early Dynastic Period - beginning of the Old Kingdom. Whole body spiral CT scan and 3D reconstructions did not show evidence of congenital malformations or fractures. Immunochromatograph...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jas.2007.11.019

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Institution:
University of Turin, Italy
Department:
Department of Animal and Human Biology,Laboratory of Anthropology
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Institution:
University of Turin, Italy
Department:
Department of Anatomy,Pharmacology and Legal Medicine,Laboratory of Criminalistic Sciences
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Institution:
Fondazione Pinna Pintor and Studio Futura, Turin, Italy
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Institution:
Laboratoire de Paléopathologie Humaine, Service de Médecine Légal et d'Anatomie/Cytologie Pathologiques, Hôpital Universitaire Raymond Poincaré, Garches, France
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Institution:
Institut Pasteur de Lille, France
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Archaeological Science Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
7
Pages:
1880-1885
Publication date:
2008-07-05
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ISSN:
0305-4403
URN:
uuid:29706710-f32d-4534-a3ca-4439c8517b4f
Local pid:
ora:3409

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