Skip to Content

fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

 

Definition: a generalized disorder of connective tissue in which there is ectopic ossification with bone replacing tendons, fasciae, and ligaments; a lethal genetic disorder of autosomal dominant inheritance.

See Also: fibrous dysplasia of bone

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide