Temporary Brittle Bone Disease: Association with Decreased Fetal Movement and Osteopenia

  title={Temporary Brittle Bone Disease: Association with Decreased Fetal Movement and Osteopenia},
  author={Marvin E. Miller and Thomas N. Hangartner},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
Infants who present with multiple unexplained fractures pose a difficult diagnostic dilemma of child abuse versus intrinsic bone disease. Temporary brittle bone disease is a recently described disease characterized by a transient bone weakness in the first year of life which presents with multiple, unexplained fractures that can be confused with child abuse. The purpose of this study was to determine if there are common, historical features in infants with unexplained fractures that might… CONTINUE READING


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