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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva


Other Names for this Disease

  • FOP
  • Myositis ossificans
  • Myositis ossificans progressiva
  • Progressive myositis ossificans
  • Progressive ossifying myositis
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Inheritance

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How is fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva inherited?

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. [1]

Most cases of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva result from new mutations in the gene. These cases occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family. In only a small number of cases, an affected person has inherited the mutation from one affected parent. [1]
Last updated: 6/6/2011

References
  1. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). August 2007; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva.


Other Names for this Disease
  • FOP
  • Myositis ossificans
  • Myositis ossificans progressiva
  • Progressive myositis ossificans
  • Progressive ossifying myositis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.