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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
About: 4,000 diagnosed cases of brittle bone disease in the UK
Date: 17 November 2004
Source: Northwich Chronicle
Author: Richard Ault
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