brittle bone disease

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brittle bone disease
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A disorder which results in fragile bones that break easily. The condition usually stems from birth and only develops in children if there is a family history of the illness.

Brittle bone disease is also known as osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) which translates to “imperfectly formed bone”

Severe forms of the disease can lead to further complications such as hearing loss, permanent deformities, spinal cord problems and heart failure.

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