Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, is a disabling condition, which is caused by the formation of bony bars within the muscles of the body. This bone formation is usually first noticed in early childhood as a series of hard lumps in the neck or along the spine. These lumps, which may be tender, gradually shrink in size as the affected muscles are replaced by bone.
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