KNOWvember: Melorheostosis (Leri Disease) | Living with Fibromyalgia

Melorheostosis also known as Leri Disease,  is not cancerous, but can result in severe limitations including chronic pain, immobilized muscles, tendons, ligaments and limb, hand and /or foot deformities. About 1 in 1,000,000 people of both sexes are affected. Approximately 400 cases have been reported.

To diagnose Melorheostosis, bone scans have proven beneficial, but X-rays are the preferred diagnostic tool because it show a pattern of thickened bone that gives the appearance of “dripping candle wax”.

You can learn more about this rare condition by visiting: http://www.melorheostosis.com/
#KNOWvember #Melorheostosis Melorheostosis Association

 

Source: U.S Pain Foundation

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