Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva
F.O.P can be inherited!
F.O.P can also be random!
Research Being Done on F.O.P
Symptoms of F.O.P
Is there any way to deal with F.O.P now?
Corticosteroids, NSAIDs, Aminobiphosphonates, and Thalidomide are often used to help make their lives easier. Corticosteroids decrease inflammation and swelling, NSAIDs also reduce the inflammitation and is in your average Advil or aspirin. Aminodiphosphonates restrain blood from getting into the vessels which causes bone tissues not to grow. This helps decrease the rate muscles and tissues are turned to bone due to over production of protein. Thalidomide appears to modify the immune system resonses and functions to help reduce flare-ups in joins, muscles, and tissue.