Early diagnosis of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.

@article{Kaplan2008EarlyDO,
  title={Early diagnosis of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.},
  author={Frederick S. Kaplan and Meiqi Xu and David L. Glaser and Felicity Collins and Michael C Connor and Joseph A. Kitterman and David Sillence and Elaine Zackai and Vardit Ravitsky and Michael A. Zasloff and Arupa Ganguly and Eileen M. Shore},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 5},
  pages={e1295-300}
}
BACKGROUND Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is a rare and disabling genetic condition characterized by congenital malformation of the great toes and by progressive heterotopic ossification in specific anatomic patterns. Most patients with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva are misdiagnosed early in life before the appearance of heterotopic ossification and undergo diagnostic procedures that can cause lifelong disability. Recently, the genetic cause of fibrodysplasia ossificans… CONTINUE READING

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