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what are the types of osteogenesis imperfecta?

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Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
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 total OI population. More information on each type can be found from the OI Foundation website. http://www.oif.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AOI_Types Talk with your pediatrician or a geneticist for more specific info.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What type of inheritance for osteogenesis imperfecta?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
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 which means two copies of the gene in each cell are altered. The parents of a child with an autosomal recessive disorder typically are not affected, but each carry one copy of the altered gene.
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 28 years experience
There are also autosomal recessive forms. Many forms are sporadic.
Mar 3, 2013
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is osteogenesis imperfecta a type of the disease dwafism?

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Dr. Donald Kucharzyk
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No: Osteogenesis imperfecta deals with fragile bones and increase risk of fractures easily. Now with these fractures children's stature can be shorter but it is not a form frust of dwarfism. Various types exist and will manifest as fractures immediate at birth versus those that can occur later in infancy.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have type 1 osteogenesis imperfecta? What is this?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 months, usually at Dr. Peter Buyer's lab at the U.of Washington. It may be passed from generation to generation. Characterized by multiple fractures from trivial forces. Very variable--one sib may have 20 fractures, and another may have none.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can osteogenesis imperfecta be a type of dwafism?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Osteogenesis imperfecta is associated with short stature, so it can be considered a type of dwarfism.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of osteogenesis imperfecta type 1?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Blue sclera: i.e the whites of the eyes have a blue tinge, and frequent fractures.

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