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Description: Meloreostosis, Leri's disease, flowing periosteal hyperostosis This disease was described by Leri and Joanny in 1922. It is a rare, non-hereditary lesion that affects both sexes. It is usually apparent in early childhood and even in the first few days of life. About 50% of persons affected will develop the symptoms by 20 years of age. The classic radiographic appearance is that of sclerotic lesions of bones that look like wax dripping down the side of a candle. the name is derived from the greek melos "limb" and rhein "to flow".

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