How many people have brittle bone disease in the UK?

The osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) team at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, is just one of four highly specialised paediatric services in England. OI – more commonly known as brittle bone disease – affects around 5,000 individuals living in the UK.

What percent of the population has brittle bone disease?

Osteogenesis imperfecta affects approximately 1 in 10,000 to 20,000 people worldwide. An estimated 25,000 to 50,000 people in the United States have the condition.

How common is brittle bone disease?

Approximately one person in 20,000 will develop brittle bone disease. It occurs equally among males and females and among ethnic groups.

How common is osteogenesis imperfecta UK?

OI is a rare condition and it is estimated that the number of people born with the condition is approximately 1 in every 15,000: that equates to around 5000 individuals in the UK living with OI.

Can I claim PIP for osteoporosis UK?

No. Benefits are awarded on the basis of how disabled you are and your needs, not the actual disease or condition that is causing the problem. As osteoporosis (low bone density) does not cause any pain or symptoms it does not automatically qualify as a disability.

What is the life expectancy of brittle bone disease?

Life expectancy for males with OI was 9.5 years shorter than that for the general population (72.4 years vs 81.9 years), and for females, was 7.1 years shorter than that for the general population (77.4 years vs 84.5 years).

How often are people born with OI?

Osteogenesis imperfecta affects males and females in equal numbers. The incidence of cases recognizable at birth is 1:10-20,000. More mild types that are only recognized later in life occur at about the same incidence. It is estimated that 20,000 to 50,000 individuals in the United States have OI.

How long do people live with brittle bone?

Is osteogenesis imperfecta more common in ethnicity?

OI occurs in approximately 1 in 20,000 individuals, including people diagnosed after birth. OI occurs with equal frequency among males and females and among racial and ethnic groups.

Can you get a blue badge if you have osteoporosis?

Even though osteoporosis is not listed specifically in the Blue Book, if your condition is so severe that you will be unable to work for at least 12 months because of it, then you could still be considered disabled by SSA and receive payments from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

What are the chances of having brittle bone disease?

The majority of people with brittle bone disease have a dominant mutation. When one parent has a dominantly inherited type of brittle bone disease, there is a 50 percent chance with each pregnancy that the child will have brittle bone disease.

What is brittle bone disease?

The disease is present at birth and only occurs in children that have a family history of the condition. Brittle bone disease ranges from mild to severe, and the majority of cases are mild with few bone fractures.

Can brittle bone disease be diagnosed at any age?

Although present from conception, brittle bone disease can be diagnosed at many different ages from birth into adulthood. The most severe forms are usually diagnosed at birth or shortly after. Other forms may not be diagnosed until the child has a series of broken bones or an adult has unusually low bone density.