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MORAES, Frederico Barra de et al. Myositis ossificans progressiva: case report. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2012, vol.47, n.3, pp.394-396. ISSN 0102-3616.

Myositis Ossificans Progressiva is a rare autosomal dominant disease with less than 1,000 case reports. Such patients presents edema, caused by inflammatory processes that progressively calcify, and with loss of mobility in the region affected. The objective of this study was to describe a case of myositis ossificans progressiva, present its clinical manifestations and discuss the treatments available (oral ascorbic acid and intravenous bisphosphonate).

Keywords : Myositis Ossificans; Ascorbic Acid; Ossification, Heterotopic; Diphosphonates.

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