Osteogenesis imperfecta

Other Names:
Brittle bone disease
Marble bones
Adair-Dighton syndrome
Eddowe's syndrome
Fragilitas ossium
Lobstein's disease
van der Hoeve's syndrome
Albers-Schönberg disease
Albright-McCune-Sternberg syndrome
Ellis-van Creveld syndrome
Chondorectodermal dysplasia

Osteopetrosis is a condition present at birth (congenital) in which the bones are overly dense. This results from an imbalance between the formation of bone and the breakdown of the bone. There are three types of osteopetrosis of varying severity. Symptoms can include fractures, frequent infections, blindness, deafness, and strokes.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST