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Fibrogenesis imperfecta ossium and other disorders of mineralization 

Fibrogenesis imperfecta ossium and other disorders of mineralization
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Fibrogenesis imperfecta ossium and other disorders of mineralization
Author(s):

Roger Smith

and Paul Wordsworth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199607990.003.0016
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date: 20 September 2020

Fibrogenesis imperfecta ossium is a very rare apparently acquired disorder of collagen, which is non-birefringent and unmineralized. There is extreme bone fragility. The cause is unknown. This chapter also deals with other disorders including fluorosis, aluminium intoxication, and lead poisoning where mineralization is disturbed.

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