Orphanet J Rare Dis 2022 03 4;17(1):107. Epub 2022 Mar 4.
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The UCSF Metabolic Bone Clinic, University of California-San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Background: COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is a severe inflammatory condition. Patients with pre-existing conditions including diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease are at particularly high risk of complications. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an ultra-rare and debilitating genetic disorder that is characterized by a pro-inflammatory state, which leads to progressive heterotopic ossification and complications after trauma, including intramuscular vaccinations. Read More