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what is osteogenesis imperfecta?

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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Osteogenesis: This is a rare inherited disorder characterized by several features including but not limited to blue sclera and pathologic fractures.
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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 mutation can be severe osteoporosis, spontaneous bone fractures and other hormonal problems.occurring in childhood.
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
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. These disorders also cause fragile or brittle bones. The different types show up at different ages and have different severity.
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
When : the bone is developing, the architecture is not sound, or has weakness.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
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 the family, as oi can be passed to the kids. Discuss with your pcp. With oi you are prone to deformities from frequent fractures, with minimal force. Good luck and happy holidays.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is osteogenesis imperfecta a chronic disease?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Inherited life long defect of bone fragility and blue sclera can't form normal strong bone.
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What are treatments for osteogenesis imperfecta?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
It varies: Milder forms can be observed and take precautions to reduce the risk of fracture. The more severe forms may require surgery in childhood to treat the fractures and keep the bones relatively straight. Very severe cases can be fatal. See an specialist who cares for this, such as a pediatric orthopedist (for children with oi).
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Could anybody get osteogenesis imperfecta?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
No: It's a genetic disease, u do not get it as in infection.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can osteogenesis imperfecta be curable?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
No: osteogenesis imperfecta is not curable. There five types and they vary is severity. They can be treated with medication and allow patient to live with the disease.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How is osteogenesis imperfecta inheritanced?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
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.

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