Disease puts 3-year-old boy at risk of becoming ‘human mannequin’

February 25, 2015 2:32 PM

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Disease puts 3-year-old boy at risk of becoming ‘human mannequin’

A rare disease has left a young Australian boy at risk of being trapped in his own body, news.com.au reported.

Jarvis, 3, suffers from fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive, which has been dubbed “human mannequin disease.” The disorder causes muscle tissue and connective tissue to gradually be replaced by bone, forming bone outside the skeleton and restricting movement.

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