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is osteogenesis imperfecta a form of dwarfism

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not true dwarfism: Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder in which a person has a mutation in his dna that causes him to have defective connective tissues and/or ... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : In it's more severe stated there is retardation of growth therefore dwarfism would be seen.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Osteogenesis imperfecta is associated with short stature, so it can be considered a type of dwarfism.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kucharzyk
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Osteogenesis imperfecta deals with fragile bones and increase risk of fractures easily. Now with these fractures children's stature can be shorter but ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: It's a genetic disease, u do not get it as in infection.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
No: A karyotype is useful for detecting chromosomal abnormalities where the number of actual chromosomes is abnormal (e.g., Down syndrome or turner syndro ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Blue sclera: i.e the whites of the eyes have a blue tinge, and frequent fractures.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Autosomal dominant: Which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the condition. And less comnnly autosomal recessive type of inhertance ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Osteogenesis imperfecta (oi) is a congenital disease that is present at birth. It is commonly caused by genetic defect in type 1 collagen, a building ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Collagen formation: Oi refers to a group of individual genetic errors, which are associated with a variety of collagen formation. Collagen is the mechanical foundation o ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Autosomal dominant.: Autosomal dominant mutations in col1a1/col1a2 genes account for 90% of osteogenesis imperfecta cases.

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