By The NAI Team
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (also known as Brittle Bone Syndrome) is a genetic condition in which the people who have it are born with defective connective tissue or without the ability to make it. People with this condition have bones break easily sometimes without any apparent cause. This condition can be hereditary with the child inheriting the defective gene from one or both of the parents. However, it is possible for the child to develop the condition without either parent having the defective gene.
Because children with Brittle Bone Syndrome may suffer a fracture when playing or partaking in ordinary activities, sometimes parents are unable to account for how the fracture occurred. This can lead to accusations from doctors and/or social services that the parents inflicted the injury on their child.
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