Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in a late nineteenth early twenitieth century almshouse cemetery

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dc.contributor.advisor Hogue, S. Homes
dc.contributor.author Ozga, Andrew T. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-wi en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:35:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:35:14Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193798
dc.description.abstract Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a rheumatology term for a particular type of vertebral arthritis involving the calcification of the right aspect of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and the presence of ligament ossification at particular peripheral joints. DISH is most common among middle to late age males and is thought to be present in 10% of males over the age of 65. Although the etiology of the disease is unknown, many have associated it with diabetes and a high status lifestyle. In this thesis, DISH is examined in a late nineteenth, early twentieth century almshouse cemetery known as the Milwaukee County Institution Grounds (MCIG) cemetery. Due to the health and diet of the immigrant peoples living in Milwaukee during the MCIG cemetery’s usage, 1850 to 1974, it is suspected that diabetes would not have been a common disorder, thus leading to little to no DISH presence in the cemetery population. However, DISH is seen in the MCIG population which suggests that the etiology of DISH is not a result of diet or diabetes but other factors altogether.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.format.extent vii, 151 p. : digital, PDF file, ill. (some col.), maps. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exostosis -- Wisconsin -- Wauwatosa.
dc.subject.lcsh Exostosis -- Etiology.
dc.subject.lcsh Human remains (Archaeology) -- Wisconsin -- Wauwatosa.
dc.subject.lcsh Human skeleton -- Analysis.
dc.subject.other Milwaukee County Institution Grounds (Wauwatosa, Wis.) en_US
dc.title Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in a late nineteenth early twenitieth century almshouse cemetery en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1472920 en_US


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