fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva


fi·​bro·​dys·​pla·​sia os·​sif·​i·​cans pro·​gres·​si·​va ˌfī-brō-di-ˈsplā-zh(ē-)ə-ä-ˈsi-fə-ˌkanz-prə-ˈgre-sə-və How to pronounce fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (audio)
: a rare hereditary disorder that is characterized by the progressive ossification of muscle and connective tissue and that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva in humans appears to be the only known example of a naturally occurring genetic disorder of osteogenesis that is associated with overexpression of a bone morphogenetic protein.Adam B. Shafritz et al., The New England Journal of Medicine

called also stone man syndrome

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“Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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