What Is Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressive (FOP)?

Q:
What is fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive (FOP)?

A:
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a connective tissue disease that causes fibrous tissue, such as tendons, muscles and ligament, to be replaced by bone spontaneously or when damaged. The disease usually starts from the neck, then to the shoulders, arms, chest and finally to the feet.

The common symptoms of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) include:

  • Born with big toes.
  • Notable lump at the minor joint.
  • Speaking and eating problems.
  • Malnutrition.
  • Breathing difficulties.

Keywords: fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)

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