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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva: a case report

Richard O. Baidoo
Makafui S. Dayie


Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva is a rare debilitating disorder of the musculoskeletal system affecting one in two million individuals. It is characterized by progressive extraskeletal ossification of soft tissues resulting in the original skeleton being encased in unyielding new bone leading to disability and ultimately death from cardiorespiratory failure. The present case brings to light the delays and potential pitfalls in diagnosis as a result of the rarity of the condition.

Keywords: Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, ACVR1, Extra-skeletal ossification, Hallux valgus, Steroids.