osteogenesis imperfecta

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autosomal dominant disorder of connective tissue characterized by brittle bones that fracture easily

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Brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta) affects around one in every 25,000 births.
One in three women over 50 who are past the menopause are at risk of brittle bones, as a decrease in the hormone oestrogen affects bone density, especially in women.
The mum-of-one, who had brittle bone disease, was on a night out with husband Paul and 13-year-old son Cory when she passed away.
She was vulnerable, with brittle bones, and you pushed her to the ground, breaking her arm.
More than 50% of children who take steroids to combat rheumatic diseases develop brittle bones within a year of starting the treatment.
Brittle bones can lead to an increased risk of fractures even with minimum trauma; the most serious of these fractures occur in the hip and spine and require hospitalization and surgery.
I was seven months pregnant when I was told the scans showed Sarah also had brittle bones.
She has a rare form of brittle bone disease, which affects around 40 babies in the UK each year.
o Although the condition is usually hereditary, no-one in StephanieAEs immediate family has brittle bones and so Marc and Liz had no idea of the cause when their daughter suffered her first break aged two.
Too many crunches and obsessive dieting can lead to brittle bones and misaligned spinal cords.
The drug, Bonviva, builds up brittle bones and need to be taken just once a month.
In this experiment, however, animals with depleted TSH receptors had normal thyroid function but brittle bones.
That's the idea--to make strong, flexible bones rather than brittle bones.
AN INFANT with brittle bones suffered a fit and never recovered despite being taken to two hospitals, an inquest heard.