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Melorheostosis: Introduction

Melorheostosis: A rare bone disorder involving overgrowth of the outer layer of bone in a linear pattern similar to wax dripping down the side of a candle. Usually one or more bones of a limb are affected. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Melorheostosis is available below.

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Definitions of Melorheostosis:

A form of osteosclerosis or hyperostosis extending in a linear track through one of the long bones of an extremity, and consisting of proliferated ivory-like new bone. "Melo-" is from the Greek, limb and "-rheostosis" refers to streaks (rheo- from the Greek, flow), in the bones. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Melorheostosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Melorheostosis, or a subtype of Melorheostosis, 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 Melorheostosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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  1. Melorheostosis: Introduction
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  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Complications

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