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Do you know how aortic aneurysms are caused in someone with oi?

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Dr. Thomas Person
Thoracic Surgery 21 years experience
Abnormal Collagen: Patient with osteogenesis imperfecta are born with a defect in connective tissues, usually in type i collagen. Collagen is the strong tissue that holds your body together, including your aorta. More common genetic causes of aortic aneurysm include marfan's syndrome and ehlers-danlos.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What's the most common cause of aortic aneurysms?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Aortic aneurysms: Aortic aneurysms are commonly associated with high blood pressure. They also have a familial ncidence probably due to collagen structure. Some genetic syndromes commonly are associated with aortic aneurysms. Some inflammatory diseases can involve the aortic wall and cause aneurysms. Atherosclerotic disease can also be an association.
Last updated Apr 8, 2013

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