Fibrous dysplasia is a bone disease that destroys and replaces normal bone with fibrous bone tissue. One or more bones can be affected.
Alternative Names of Fibrous Dysplasia are: Inflammatory fibrous hyperplasia; Idiopathic fibrous hyperplasia.
Complications of Fibrous Dysplasia
Causes of Fibrous Dysplasia
Fibrous dysplasia occurs in childhood, usually between ages 3-15. The condition does not run in families (not hereditary), and the cause is unknown.
Signs & Symptoms of Fibrous Dysplasia
The bone lesions may stop when the child reaches puberty.
Diagnosis of Fibrous Dysplasia
The doctor will perform a physical examination. X-rays of bones are taken.
Treatments of Fibrous Dysplasia
There is no cure for fibrous dysplasia. Bone fractures or deformities are treated as appropriate. The patient is screened for endocrine disorders as needed.
Prevention of Fibrous Dysplasia
There is no known way to prevent fibrous dysplasia. Treatment aims to prevent complications, such as recurrent bone fractures, to help make the condition less severe.
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