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J R Soc Med. 1983 September; 76(9): 776–785.
PMCID: PMC1439384

Mozart's illnesses and death.

Abstract

Throughout his life Mozart suffered frequent attacks of tonsillitis. In 1784 he developed post-streptococcal Schönlein-Henoch syndrome which caused chronic glomerular nephritis and chronic renal failure. His fatal illness was due to Schönlein-Henoch purpura, with death from cerebral haemorrhage and bronchopneumonia. Venesection(s) may have contributed to his death.

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