What is melorheostosis?

Also known as: Leri disease.

Melorheostosis is a rare genetic disorder that affects that cortex, which is the outer layer of the bones. Individuals with melorheostosis experience growth of the cortical bone that continues even when it should stop, causing the cortex to thicken and widen. The result can be chronic pain and problems with the joints and mobility.

Reviewed by: Scott J Schoenleber, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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