sábado, 14 de abril de 2012

Amalia queen of Greece han MRKH

I decided to put it in English, because I want to ..

 I found a article interesting and wanted to share, Amalia queen of Greece had MRKH syndrome, as was formerly dilatation. But it is very extensive, so i leave a short summary.

Amalia of Oldenburg, Queen of Greece (Greek: Αμαλία, Βασίλισσα της Ελλάδος) (21 December 1818 - 20 May 1875) was Queen consort of Greece from 1836 to 1862 as the spouse of King Otto of Greece (1815–1867).
As the daughter of Duke Paul Frederick Augustus of Oldenburg (later Grand Duke of Oldenburg), she was born a Duchess of Oldenburg. In Greece, the title "Duchess of Oldenburg" was never in use.
When she arrived in Greece in 1837, she at first won the hearts of the Greeks with her refreshing beauty. After the Queen became more politically involved, however, she became the target of harsh attacks - and her image suffered further as she proved unable to provide an heir. After an uprising, her husband and she was expelled from Greece in 1862. She spent the rest of her years in exile in Bavaria.

Infertility in the royalty.
Sterility in the royalty 
The first dynasty in Greece after its independence in 1830 was
founded in 1833 with Otto, the son of Ludwig I of Bavaria. In 1836 Otto married
Amalia, the daughter of the Grand Duke of Oldenburg. The people of Greece
anticipated that the marriage would result in an heir to the throne, establishing
the new dynasty. The failure of the royal couple to produce an heir was a major
reason for their subsequent abdication. For many years both were subjected to
repeated examinations by Greek and German physicians, especially Amalia, who
was considered to be largely responsible for the infertility. In this paper we
discuss possible diagnoses and describe the various treatments suggested for, and
applied to, the infertility. We also review the consequent political controversies
and the problems created among the royal families of Europe who wanted to
replace the Wittelsbach dynasty with another royal line – a situation that led, in
1863, to the succession of the Danish Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
dynasty to the Greek throne.    
KeywORDS Amalia of Oldenburg, Greek monarchy, infertility, Otto of Wittelsbach
DeClARATION Of INTeReSTS No conflict of interests declared.

 Sponge therapy was aimed at decreasing the ‘unhealthy

sensitivity’ of the genitalia and required the introduction,
first by a midwife and then by the patient herself, of a
sponge into the vagina, followed by bath and rest. The
sponge had to remain in situ for 24 hours, until its
replacement the following day. Dr Fischer was convinced
about the value of the method.
King Otto died in 1862. Queen Amalia survived her husband by almost 13 years and died in Bamberg on 20 May 1875. She was buried at the Theatinerkirche in Munich beside the King.
She was found postmortem to have suffered from Müllerian agenesis, a congenital malformation in women characterised by a failure of the müllerian ducts to develop, resulting in a missing uterus and fallopian tubes.
A recent work by Greek medical historians has once 
more attempted to interpret the couple’s sterility by 
suggesting that Amalia suffered from Mayer-RokitanskyKüster-Hauser syndrome (vaginal agenesis).                                                        


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