Melorheostosis

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion

Melorheostosis is a rare and progressive disease characterized by thickening (hyperostosis) of the outer layers of bone (cortical bone). Melorheostosis affects both bone and soft tissue growth and development. While the disorder is benign, it often results in severe functional limitation; extensive pain; malformed or immobilized muscles, tendons or ligaments; and limb, hand or foot deformity.

Resources

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Melorheostosis Association
410 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (517)521-4459
Email: kathleen@melorheostosis.org
Internet: http://www.melorheostosis.org

For a Complete Report

For a Complete Report

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