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osteogenesis imperfecta type iv

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
46 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds like you may: not have it. It is a collagen disorder which causes "brittle bones". The diagnosis is made by a very difficult collagen analysis which takes about 2 ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 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
49 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Genetic testing : Osteogenesis I, can be evaluated and effectively ruled in or out by a geneticist. Physical exam finding, family history, and genetic testing can all ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 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
39 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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Oi comes in many forms with more than one inheritance pattern.The type 1 is caused by a dominant mutation & every conception you had would have a 50% ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: Osteogenesis imperfecta (oi) is disorder of congenital bone fragility caused by mutations in the genes that codify for type i procollagen (ie, col1a1 ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
58 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Becoming blind is not an expected consequence of osteogenesis imperfecta.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Lucky you: You're fortunate not so much because you have OI, but that you've found a "plus" in what makes you different. The estimates I can find is that there ... Read More

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