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Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: Introduction

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is an extremely rare genetic disease that causes muscle to be turned into bone. The condition was first reported in the 17th ... more about Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva.

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by a short toe, fibrous dysplasia and bone formation in muscles, ligaments, tendons and soft connective tissue. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva is available below.

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Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is an extremely rare genetic disease that causes muscle to be turned into bone. The condition was first reported in the 17th century by Patin, a French physician, who described a woman who "turned into wood". The wood he described was actually the formation of new bone. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Definitions of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva:

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, or a subtype of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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