Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Ananya. S.L , Chandrakala B, Govindarajan Sumathy, Bhaskaran Sathyapriya,


Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva [FOP]

Govindarajan Sumathy, Bhaskaran Sathyapriya, Ananya. S.L , Chandrakala B

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 610-614

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is a rare human genetic disease that is characterised by congenital skeletal malformations and progressive ossification of soft tissues that usually begins at around early childhood. This disease is episodic In nature and causes initiation of spontaneous bone forming lesions (flare ups) that closely mimic the bone forming process seen in early embryonic stage. Over time these lesions begin to form a secondary skeleton apart from the normal one. This article gives you a better understanding of the disease and how it can be managed and treated.