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Pycnodysostosis: Introduction

Pycnodysostosis: A rare inherited biochemical disorder involving an enzyme (cathepsin k) deficiency which impairs the processes needed to maintain healthy bones. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pycnodysostosis is available below.

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Definitions of Pycnodysostosis:

A form of dwarfism accompanied by fragile bones and bad teeth - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Pycnodysostosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Pycnodysostosis, or a subtype of Pycnodysostosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Pycnodysostosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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