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FIBRODYSPLASIA OSSIFICANS PROGRESSIVA
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva is a very rare disease that affects the connective tissue. The disease is caused by a mutation of the body’s repair mechanism. Symptoms are:
• Children with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva have deformed big toes or missing joints
• Formation of tumor like lumps
• Loss of mobility of joints
• Inability to fully open the mouth
• Extra bone formation around the ribs
HOW IS FIBRODYSPLASIA OSSIFICANS PROGRESSIVA DIAGNOSED?
In most cases, an accurate diagnosis of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) can be made based on a patient's characteristic malformation of the big toe, in addition to rapidly changing swellings on the head, neck or back. Plain x-rays can substantiate more subtle great toe abnormalities.
HOW IS FIBRODYSPLASIA OSSIFICANS PROGRESSIVA TREATED?
There is no actual cure or treatment for this problem. Your general physician may suggest removal of the external bone growth via surgery and provide some anaesthesia for relieving localised pain but apart from this, one doesn't have much solutions for tackling the issue.
DID YOU KNOW?
The first case of FOP goes back to the 17th century. In most cases, it reduces life span of the individual.