Title

Mechanistic and therapeutic insights gained from studying rare skeletal diseases

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-1-2015

Journal

Bone

Volume

76

DOI

10.1016/j.bone.2015.03.016

Keywords

Nosology; Pathophysiology; Rare bone diseases; Therapeutics

Abstract

© 2015. Rare bone diseases account for 5% of all birth defects and can cause significant morbidity throughout patients' lives. Significant progress is being made to elucidate the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying these diseases. This paper summarizes presentation highlights of a workshop on Rare Skeletal Diseases convened to explore how the study of rare diseases has influenced the field's understanding of bone anabolism and catabolism and directed the search for new therapies benefiting patients with rare conditions as well as patients with common skeletal disorders.

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