Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva – A rare case
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) also known as Myositis Ossificans Progressiva is a very rare and disabling genetic condition characterized by congenital malformation of the great toes with hallux valgus and progressive heterotopic ossification in specific anatomic pattern.1 It is a rare condition with worldwide prevalence of about 1 case in 2 million individuals2. No ethnic, racial, sex or geographical predisposition is noted. Myositis Ossificans Progressiva term is misnomer and not used now.
The case report herein describes this rare condition in a child of one and half year age having the classical clinical presentation and radiological features. The child is under follow- up with measures to prevent fast progression of the condition.
Keywords: Fibrodysplasia, Ossificans, Progressiva, Myositis.