Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva in China

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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an ultra-rare and devastating disorder characterized by cumulative episodes of progressive heterotopic ossification. It is estimated that there exist 600–700 patients in Mainland China. Nevertheless, due to the rarity, many FOP patients were initially misdiagnosed. Until now fewer than 150 patients have been identified in Mainland China. This review summarizes the epidemiology and clinical features of FOP patients, the progress of clinical and basic research in China, and the future of FOP care in China.




She, D., & Zhang, K. (2018, April 1). Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva in China. Bone. Elsevier Inc.

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