Hypophosphatasia
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Hypophosphatasia

Erin Dean Health writer

Essential facts

Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is an extremely rare inherited bone condition that can appear any time from before birth to adulthood. In babies, it is often fatal, and in older children and adults, it can be debilitating and lead to bone deformities. The disease is more common in older children and adults, affecting 1 in 6,370.

Nursing Children and Young People. 29, 7,11-11. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.29.7.11.s11

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