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Osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta: Introduction

Osteogenesis imperfecta: People with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) have bones that fracture easily, low muscle mass, and joint and ligament laxity. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue: NIAMS) ... more about Osteogenesis imperfecta.

Osteogenesis imperfecta: Weak bones ("brittle bone disease") and loose joints. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Osteogenesis imperfecta is available below.

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Causes of Osteogenesis imperfecta

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Prognosis for Osteogenesis imperfecta

Prognosis for Osteogenesis imperfecta: There are four major types of OI ranging in severity from mild to lethal. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue: NIAMS)

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People with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) have bones that fracture easily, low muscle mass, and joint and ligament laxity. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue: NIAMS)

Definitions of Osteogenesis imperfecta:

Autosomal dominant COLLAGEN DISEASES resulting from defective biosynthesis of COLLAGEN TYPE I and characterized by brittle, osteoporotic, and easily fractured bones. It may also present with blue sclerae, loose joints, and imperfect dentin formation. There are four major types, I-IV. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Autosomal dominant disorder of connective tissue characterized by brittle bones that fracture easily - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Osteogenesis imperfecta is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Osteogenesis imperfecta, or a subtype of Osteogenesis imperfecta, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Osteogenesis imperfecta as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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  1. Osteogenesis imperfecta: Introduction
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  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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