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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

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A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the inheritance pattern for osteogenesis imperfecta?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Autosomal dominant.: Autosomal dominant mutations in col1a1/col1a2 genes account for 90% of osteogenesis imperfecta cases.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How is osteogenesis imperfecta inheritanced?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
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 recessive inheritance.
A 31-year-old member asked:

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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about osteogenesis imperfecta inheritance patterns?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Autosomal dominant: Osteogenesis impecta (OI) is transmitted in autosomal dominant fashion. Rare cases of OI, type II B & type II C, are transmitted in autosomal recessive inheritance.
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.

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