The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2019 , Vol 61 , Num 6
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva – can we diagnose it right at the outset?
Amit Sharma 1 ,Dhruv Maini 2 ,Gaurang Agarwal 1 ,Parul Sharma 3 ,Lalit Maini 1
1 Department of Orthopaedics, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi
2 Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior, India
3 Department of Physiotherapy, Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi
DOI : 10.24953/turkjped.2019.06.021 Sharma A, Maini D, Agarwal G, Sharma P, Maini L. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva - can we diagnose it right at the outset? Turk J Pediatr 2019; 61: 958-962.

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder with no definitive treatment options available yet, except for physiotherapy and bisphosphonates. Due to its initial presentation with multiple lumps in the body, it is often misdiagnosed as a benign tumour most commonly being an osteochondroma or Olliers syndrome. Delay in diagnosis not only delays the management but can also expose the patient to unnecessary interventions. Moreover, earlier diagnosis can also make the patient aware of the precautions to be taken. So our remark is `can we diagnose this disease right at the outset`? We present a case of a 10 year old boy, who had all the classical features of FOP yet was misdiagnosed. Therefore, classical hallmark features of this disease are highlighted in this case report which can be picked up easily by any clinician to reach to a definitive diagnosis as early as possible avoiding unnecessary iatrogenic insult. Keywords : bisphosphonates, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, heterotopic, ossification, osteochondroma

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