osteogenesis imperfecta

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osteogenesis imperfecta

[¦äs·tē·ō′jen·ə·səs ‚im·pər′fek·tə]
(medicine)
A disease inherited as an autosomal dominant and characterized by hypoplasia of osteoid tissue and collagen, resulting in bone fractures.
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Chemotherapy can also cause brittle bones. Smoking and a high consumption of alcohol also affect bone density and can lead to osteoporosis.
Authorities initally said Julie, who was wellknown as a founder member of the national Brittle Bone Society, died from an obstructed airway.
"You cannot start pushing a lady of 63 with brittle bones in her own house when you are drunk.
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DBAJ and EAF's presentation to the ASD community highlighted the fact that prevention of Osteoporosis, also known as "Brittle Bone" disease, is critical and this can only occur beginning in childhood.
Sarah suffers from a rare one-in-a-million brittle bone disease.
She has a rare form of brittle bone disease, which affects around 40 babies in the UK each year.
COMMONLY known as brittle bones, Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare bone condition which is characterised by an increased tendency towards bone fractures.
In a nutshell, high calcium forms brittle bones, while high magnesium builds bones that are more flexible and less likely to break.
Mrs Wixey told the inquest that staff at the Banbury hospital were unable at first to understand her warnings about Holly's brittle bones.
Now the mum of the young sufferer of brittle bone disease has written to the England star to ask for his support in her fight to gain more recognition for the condition.