Your QuestionWhat is the prognosis or life expectancy for people diagnosed with melorheostosis?
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After searching the information resources available to us, we did not find any sources stating that individuals with melorheostosis have a reduced life expectancy. The severity of this condition varies among affected individuals. The Melorheostosis Association Web site states, "Due to its rarity and the lack of effective treatment options, long-term prognosis cannot be accurately predicted."
Last updated: 11/3/2009
- Melorheostosis Association Brochure. Melorheostosis Association Web site. http://www.melorheostosis.com/default_files/Page329.htm. Accessed 11/3/2009.