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osteogenesis imperfecta

A female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Osteogenesis: This is a rare inherited disorder characterized by several features including but not limited to blue sclera and pathologic fractures.
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Genetic problem: It is caused by a mutation in the gene that has to do with collagen production. Collagen is a constituent of bone.. The out come of this major mutatio ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
When : the bone is developing, the architecture is not sound, or has weakness.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
Genetic disease: This is a disease of type 1 collagen. It is inherited and comes in several forms. Some of these forms cause the white part of the eye to look blue. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: It's a genetic disease, u do not get it as in infection.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Autosomal dominant: Osteogenesis impecta (OI) is transmitted in autosomal dominant fashion. Rare cases of OI, type II B &and type II C, are transmitted in autosomal ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You need to be eval-: Uated. If its confirmed, your family might need to be checked for it as well. A geneticist might be able to help if you are planning additions to th ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
10 years experience Pediatrics
Osteogenesis...: There are several types of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Type I is the mildest and most common form of the disorder. It accounts for 50 percent of the ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
21 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
17 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Genetic disease: For excellent general info go the NIH website here: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/osteogenesis-imperfecta.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : It really depends on what type you have. Here is some information: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/947588-overview

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