Population analysis of symmetrical erosive arthritis in Ohio Woodland Indians (1200 years ago)

J Rheumatol. 1988 Aug;15(8):1258-63.


The antiquity of the symmetrical peripheral erosive arthritis generally classified as rheumatoid arthritis is extended substantially from previous perspectives based on European, Asian, and African studies. New evidence supports its New World origin and the likelihood of subsequent spread to the Old.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnostic imaging
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / ethnology
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / pathology*
  • Bone and Bones / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone and Bones / pathology
  • Female
  • History, Ancient
  • Humans
  • Indians, North American*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ohio
  • Paleopathology*
  • Radiography