1-year-old battling rare bone disorder dies despite life-saving operation

January 26, 2015 2:09 PM

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1-year-old battling rare bone disorder dies despite life-saving operation

An Argentinean 1-year-old whose parents brought her to the United States for what they hoped would be a life-saving operation to treat a rare bone disease, has died, CEN reported.

Helenita Galban, who was suffering from a rare condition of osteopertrosis that caused her bones to grow hard and excessively thick, traveled to Minnesota for a bone marrow transplant. The surgery is the only known treatment for the rare disorder, CEN reported.

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