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FIBRODYSPLASIA OSSIFICANS PROGRESSIVA
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva is a serious problem where the joints tend to get frozen or stop working permanently. This is a rare disorder that is a connective tissue disease. It is caused because of mutation. Few of the first symptoms are visible at birth like a missing toe, notable lump in joints or weird bone growth too. Bones usually develop around the neck.
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 approved cue for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. Surgical removal of explosive bone growth may help. Activities that increase the risk of falling or damage to soft tissue must be avoided.
DID YOU KNOW?
The first ever case of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva was reported as early as the 17th Century and was renamed in the year 1970