Melorheostosis

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Melorheostosis

Melorheostosis is a progressive skeletal disorder that causes bones to thicken. This condition can also affect joints, soft tissue, and skin. Melorheostosis can cause pain, stiffness, limited movement, and limb deformities, although some individuals do not have any symptoms. Mutations in the LEMD3 gene have been found to cause melorheostosis. Treatment options include surgery, physical and occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, and medications.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Melorheostosis" returned 14 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Bone scintigraphy elucidates different metabolic stages of melorheostosis.
 

Author(s): Sina Izadyar, Ali Gholamrezanezhad

Journal: Pan Afr Med J. 2012 ;11():21.

 

Melorheostosis is a rare benign non-hereditary sclerosing dysplasia involving the bone, often in a sclerotomal distribution. we report the case of a 27 years old lady with painful swelling of the left hand and forearm lasting for almost 15 years. The patient experienced aggravation ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2012

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[Melorheostosis, a case report].
 

Author(s): Tarek Carlos Salman Monte, Delfi Rotés Sala, Josep Blanch Rubió, Violeta Bittermann, Jordi Carbonell Abelló

Journal: Reumatol Clin. ;7(5):346-8.

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2011

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[Melorheostosis of the hand in a pediatric patient].
 

Author(s): Julio Javier Masquijo, Victoria Allende

Journal: Arch Argent Pediatr. 2010 Dec;108(6):e121-5.

 

Melorheostosis is a rare benign sclerosing bone dysplasia. Its etiology is unknown. Both sexes can be affected. Sites most frequently involved are the long bones of the lower limbs and the adjacent soft tissue structures. The disease is unusual in the upper limbs, and few cases have ...

Last Updated: 6 Dec 2010

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