Case report: Emergency department diagnosis of melorheostosis in the upper extremity: a rare disease with an unusual presentation.

@article{Murano2012CaseRE,
  title={Case report: Emergency department diagnosis of melorheostosis in the upper extremity: a rare disease with an unusual presentation.},
  author={Tiffany Murano and Michele Egarian},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={645-7}
}
BACKGROUND Melorheostosis is a rare disease that affects fewer than 1:1,000,000 persons worldwide and most typically affects the lower extremities. It is a non-hereditary disease that may be debilitating due to chronic pain, contractures of the soft tissue, and even shortening of the affected limbs. Although it most commonly occurs in the lower extremities, melorheostosis has been reported in various locations throughout the body. OBJECTIVE This case report describes a patient who presented… CONTINUE READING

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