Screening and Natural History of Patients With Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia and the McCune-Albright Syndrome
Launched by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH (NIDCR) · Nov 3, 1999
Current as of December 10, 2023
Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia (PFD) is a sporadic disorder which affects multiple sites in the skeleton. The bone at these sites is rapidly resorbed and replaced by abnormal fibrous tissue or mechanically abnormal bone. PFD may occur alone or as part of the McCune-Albright Syndrome (MAS), a syndrome originally defined by the triad of PFD, cafe-au-lait pigmentation of the skin, and precocious puberty. The bony lesions are frequently disfiguring, disabling and painful, and depending on the location of the lesion, can cause significant morbidity. Lesions in weight-bearing bones can lead to dis...
- INCLUSION CRITERIA
- Any patient, age 1 day of life and older, with a likelihood of having PFD or MAS, based on information from an appropriate referring physician or surgeon or provided by the patient or guardian. The diagnosis will be based on typical findings on bone biopsy or on clinical grounds.
- EXCLUSION CRITERIA
- Patient, child or parent/guardian unwilling to fully cooperate with the evaluations.
- Patient or parent/guardian unable to provide informed consent.
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Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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