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4,000 diagnosed cases of brittle bone disease in the UK

Brittle bone disease or osteogenesis imperfecta is a rare genetic disorder where bones are extremely fragile due to collagen abnormality. The condition is incurable and it is believed that they may be quite a few more cases than the diagnosed 4,000 people in the UK.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Northwich Chronicle

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About: 4,000 diagnosed cases of brittle bone disease in the UK

Date: 17 November 2004

Source: Northwich Chronicle

Author: Richard Ault

URL: http://iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=14881519&method=full&siteid=50020&headline=girl-who-could-break-a-bone-every-time-she-goes-outside-name_page.html

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