Thursday, November 15, 2018

Myositis ossificans or fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva - When your muscle is converting into bones!!!

myositis ossificans progressiva, myositis ossificans,

Assume that, you are walking in the street. Suddenly an accident takes place. Many part of your body is injured including muscle and bone. After a few days, you will notice that some of your injured muscle are becoming painful, swelled up. Eventually there will be no muscle. That injured area will convert into hard bones!!!

You may suspects I am telling you a fairy tales ass it seems unbelievable. But actually it is truth. Almost 800 people were identified with this circumstances till now. It is a rare genetic disorder. The first case was identified in 17th century. The name of the disease is fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. It was before called myositis ossificans. Mutation in chromosome 2 occurs in this disease in autosomal dominant