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Stone man syndrome

stoneUnfortunately we live in a world where rare diseases and viruses still exist; medical professional have done an amazing job in advancing medicine to where we are today but there is obviously still a lot of work that needs to be done before we can eradicate some of the rarer diseases in this world such as stone man syndrome.

 

This very rare disease which is also known as  fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive or (FOP) for short is lethal for those that have it, what the disease does is gradually replaces muscle, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissue with bone. Studies so far have shown that it  appears to be caused by mutations in a gene called ACVR1 that controls bone and muscle development. Work is still very much ongoing with this rare disease as doctors around the world try to figure out how to obviously slow the disease and of course ultimately  cure it.