OSTEOARTHRITIS, CALCIUM PYROPHOSPHATE DEPOSITION DISEASE, AND OSSEOUS INFECTION IN OLD-WORLD PRIMATES

Title

OSTEOARTHRITIS, CALCIUM PYROPHOSPHATE DEPOSITION DISEASE, AND OSSEOUS INFECTION IN OLD-WORLD PRIMATES

Creator

Rothschild B M; Woods R J

Publisher

American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Date

1992
1992-03

Description

Uncertainties as to the nature and implications of osteoarthritis and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD) in primates were subject to critical review through examination of 153 prosimians and 1,250 Old World non-prosimian primates. Osteoarthritis, calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, and infectious arthritis/osteomyelitis were relatively rare phenomena, affecting only 1.7% and 2.5%, respectively, of free-ranging prosimians and other Old World non-prosimian primates. Frequency of infection in Indri and Presbytis appears to reflect a unique susceptibility or exposure. Papio may have a unique predisposition to CPPD. The dichotomy (frequency and joint distribution) between free-ranging and artificially restrained animals suggests caution in interpretation of osteoarthritis or CPPD in non-free-ranging animals.

Subject

Anthropology; crystal; Evolutionary Biology; osteoarthritis; primates; rhesus-monkeys; skeletal pathology

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

341-347

Issue

3

Volume

87

Citation

Rothschild B M; Woods R J, “OSTEOARTHRITIS, CALCIUM PYROPHOSPHATE DEPOSITION DISEASE, AND OSSEOUS INFECTION IN OLD-WORLD PRIMATES,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 18, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6943.

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