Asian Journal of Paleopathology Vol.2, 27–30, 2018
Received: March 12, 2018
Accepted: March 30, 2018
DOI: 10.32247/ajp2018.2.4

Case Study
Early-modern human bones indicate features of DISH
Shiori Fujisawa, Yumiko Oyabu, Hisashi Fujita

 Numerous diseases affect vertebral joints, for example, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), spondylosis deformans (SD), and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). Although the signs of AS, SD, and DISH are similar and challenging to differentiate, only SD has been identified as a paleopathological stress indicator which is thought to stem from aging and excessive strain. In this study, our goal was to provide a definitive diagnosis for two cases in which we suspect the likelihood of DISH.

Key words
DISH, early-modern, skeletal remains, paleopathology