Medical Dictionary: Brittle bone disease


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Brittle bone disease: Another name for Osteogenesis imperfecta.
Brittle bone disease (condition): Weak bones ("brittle bone disease") and loose joints

Brittle bone disease: People with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) have bones that fracture easily, low muscle mass, and joint and ligament laxity. 1

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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers about Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue: NIAMS

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