DescriptionThe 7th annual conference presentation focused on the Roman emperor, Claudius, whose death occurred a mere 12 hours after onset of the initial symptoms of physical distress. Included are a medical history and description of his deterioration during the course of his brief illness. Dr. Valente’s diagnosis is Amanita mushroom poisoning accompanied by congenital dystonia.
Alterative Diagnosis: Atherosclerosis. Reference: Valente WA, et al. Am] Med 2002; 112: 392-8
SponsorsUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine
VA Maryland Health Care System (U.S.)
University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine. Medical Alumni Association
Kramer, Morton D., M.D.
KeywordClaudius, Emperor of Rome, 10 B.C.-54 A.D.--Death and burial
Cause of Death