This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Limitation of joint mobility||
Decreased joint mobility
Decreased mobility of joints
Limited joint mobility
Limited joint motion[ more ]
Firm lump under the skin
Growth of abnormal tissue under the skin[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Ectopic ossification in muscle tissue||
Calcification of muscle tissue
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of the parathyroid gland||0000828|
Short fingers or toes
Degenerative joint disease
Cancer of connective tissue
Malignant connective tissue tumor[ more ]
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormality of the musculature||
Retarded growth[ more ]
Onset in first year of life
Onset in infancy[ more ]
Signs and symptoms begin before 15 years of age
Worsens with time
In addition to these key diagnostic criteria, there are several findings that support the diagnosis of POH. These include:
If you need medical advice, you can look for doctors or other healthcare professionals who have experience with this disease. You may find these specialists through advocacy organizations, clinical trials, or articles published in medical journals. You may also want to contact a university or tertiary medical center in your area, because these centers tend to see more complex cases and have the latest technology and treatments.
If you can’t find a specialist in your local area, try contacting national or international specialists. They may be able to refer you to someone they know through conferences or research efforts. Some specialists may be willing to consult with you or your local doctors over the phone or by email if you can't travel to them for care.
You can find more tips in our guide, How to Find a Disease Specialist. We also encourage you to explore the rest of this page to find resources that can help you find specialists.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
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My 17-year-old daughter has progressive osseous heteroplasia and the time has come for me to discuss with her the consequences of this disease in regard to having children of her own. Can you please send be any information you have? See answer