Progressive Osseous Heteroplasia is an extremely rare medical condition whose symptoms are visible at birth or just within a few weeks of life. This condition results from abnormal erratic gene mutation. Progressive Osseous Heteroplasia leads to development and growth of bones in those areas of the human body where a bone is not normally present. It may affect the entire body or only a part of it. Growth of pointy bones (spicules) among children leads to skin irritation and infection. The condition is confirmed after conducting several tests to confirm heterotopic ossification.
HOW IS PROGRESSIVE OSSEOUS HETEROPLASIA DIAGNOSED?
Doctors currently use surgery, anti-inflammatory drugs, radiation therapy and other drugs to treat unusual bone growth.