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Osteogenesis Imperfecta Has Left Bones Of This Girl So Weak They Break Whenever She Sneezes

Published on 25 February, 2014 at 11:00 pm By

The Patient

A child in Jamshedpur suffers from a rare medical condition which has left her bones so weak that they break whenever she sneezes.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta child in Jamshedpur suffers from a rare medical condition which has left her bones so weak that they break whenever she sneezes.


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Four-year-old Zainab Iqbal has had her bones broken 31 times. Her father Mohamed Iqbal, too, suffers from the same genetic defect and has suffered dislocation of bones around 111 times.

The Disease

Being an extremely rare case – it occurs in 0.1 percent of 100 million people – this disease has no proper name; in medical terminology this condition is known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta. It is also untreatable.

Weak Bones



Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a disease the symptoms of which are not immediately clear. The bone marrow and the bone tissue of a patient continuously grow thinner weakening the bone, making them susceptible to breakage at the slightest jerk.

The Hope

Zainab underwent treatment at CMC, Vellore, where doctors invited five specialists from US to investigate her condition. The specialists attempted to redevelop bone marrow in her but failed.

osteogenesis Imperfecta

Experts say that those suffering from the disease must take extra precaution with their bodies. Doctors are hopeful that Zainab’s body might start developing bone marrow by the age of 18.


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Credit: Aamna Ali of Dainik Bhaskar

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