brittle bone


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brittle bone

Bone that is abnormally fragile, as in osteogenesis imperfecta.
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Three other girls in the program also have brittle bone disease, Manduca said.
Osteogenesis imperfecta Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, or OI, is a congenital bone disorder characterized by brittle bones prone to fracture.
Sonia said: "We had to give Sarah every chance of life that we could and we knew the best chance was to move to Sheffield where there were experts in brittle bones.
A spokeswoman for The Brittle Bone Society said: "Brittle bone disease differs in severity - there can be a few bones broken in the womb, or they can break within the first few months of life.
No expenses were deducted so the whole amount will be used by the Brittle Bone Society which is the only charity supporting people with OI across the UK.
NERVES are on edge for any parent preparing for the birth of their first child, but none more so than a Birmingham couple who discovered their newborn had brittle bones.
She has a rare form of brittle bone disease, which affects around 40 babies in the UK each year.
PARENTS feared their daughter would be taken away from them after doctors mistook brittle bone disease for child abuse.
THE disability news service Accessible News is fundraising for The Brittle Bone Society and the Merthyr and Cynon Breathe Easy Group from now until December 2012.
Camilla's mother and grandmother both died from osteoporosis, also known as brittle bone disease.
Camilla, whose mother and grandmother both died from crippling brittle bone disease, is to tour the osteo-porosis unit.
The twins were returned after a sheriff ruled the tots had not been battered by their parents, but were, in fact, suffering from temporary brittle bone disease.