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Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease)


Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, is a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily, often with little or no apparent cause. It is caused by a defect in the production of collagen, a protein that helps strengthen bones. The severity of the condition can vary greatly, with some individuals experiencing only a few fractures in their lifetime, while others may have hundreds.