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Fibrous dysplasia is a developmental abnormality that results in abnormal growth, pain and deformity of the affected bones.
The condition is subdivided into three types:
Treatment with medication?
There are early studies that suggest that drugs that alter bone resorption may help the pain of fibrous dysplasia and may strengthen the bone. At this time, this therapy is not of proven value, but it does hold promise for the future. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital are continuously investigating new forms of treatment.
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