Name :    Junhong An

Written by his sister, Minkyeong An, with information from their mother

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Child:    16 years old

Location:  Seoul, Korea Republic

Area(s) affected:  Ankle and leg

Personal History:

My mother and brother went to the university hospital for the diagnosis of Osgood- Schlatter's Disease, a common growth period disorder, but after a few days, they received a medical certificate of melorheostosis. Genetic testing found the disease of ankylosing spondylitis and melorheostosis was found by MRI and X-ray.  Therefore, my brother has three diseases: melorheostosis, ankylosing spondylitis, and Osgood- Schlatter's Disease.  So far he has not had felt any pains from the melorheostosis.  The doctor told my mother that we have to watch the development of it, since he is in the early stages of the disease.


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