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Bone diseases

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Renal osteodystrophy (kidney bone disease) information | myVMC

Renal osteodystrophy refers to changes in bone due to chronic kidney failure or kidney disease. It is characterised by abnormal bone mineral levels.

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Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) information | myVMC

Brittle bone disorder or osteogenesis imperfecta is actually a connective tissue disorder, resulting from the defective synthesis of type 1 collagen.

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Osteoporosis (brittle bone diseases) information video | myVMC

Osteoporosis is a condition of reduced bone density or bone mass which causes brittle bones that break easily. Calcium and vitamin D protect bone health.

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Hypophosphatasia information | myVMC

Hypophosphatasia is an inherited bone diseases that causes skeletal deformation in children. In severe cases it causes infant death within weeks.

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Rickets - Better Health Channel

Rickets is a preventable childhood bone disease caused by a lack of vitamin D.

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Bone markers - Lab Tests Online AU

How and why Bone Markers are used

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Fibrous dysplasia (bone disorder) information | myVMC

Fibrous dysplasia is a skeletal disorder characterised by deformed bones. Bones expand due to abnormal growth of fibrous or connective tissues in the bones.

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Osteitis fibrosa cystica (bone disorder) information | myVMC

Osteitis fibrosa cystica is a complication of hyperparathyroidism. Bone becomes soft, deformed and/or develops cycsts. Surgery is usually required.

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Paget's disease of bone -

Paget's disease of bone is characterised by repeated episodes of increased bone resorption followed by excessive attempts at repair.

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Perthes' disease - Better Health Channel

Most children with Perthes' disease eventually recover, but it can take anywhere from two to five years.

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