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Iatrogenic Harm Caused by Diagnostic Errors in Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

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Location: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/116/5/e654

Description: Conclusions. Diagnostic errors and inappropriate medical procedures, which may lead to permanent harm, can alter the natural history of a disease. In FOP, the astonishing rates of diagnostic errors and inappropriate invasive medical procedures likely result from lack of physician awareness because of failure of information transfer.

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Added: Wed Nov 02 2005