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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 40-year-old member asked:

What happens if I have osteogenesis imperfecta?

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Depends : It really depends on what type you have. Here is some information: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/947588-overview
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.
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 35-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for osteogenesis imperfecta?

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Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
A genetic disorder: Osteogenesis imperfecta is a group of disorders that cause bone fragility due to an error in the genetic code for type i collagen. All tissues that are composed of type i collagen are affected. There are many subtypes ranging in severity and associated comorbidities, but all include fragile bones. There is no cure yet.
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.

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