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Brittle bone disease clarified

Osteogenesis imperfecta, better known as brittle bone disease causes collagen abnormalities within the bone. It is a genetic condition and not linked to osteoporosis. Fractures during childhood can occur as many as 100 times or as few as 10. 10% of fractures occur at birth, 25% in first year and 50% during preschool years. The incidence of fractures decreases after adolescence. There is no available cure or treatment for OI but medications are being worked on.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Lexington Herald-Leader

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About: Brittle bone disease clarified

Date: 28 November 2004

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

URL: http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/state/10287144.htm

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