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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Definition)

Osteogenesis imperfecta is a condition causing extremely fragile bones. Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a congenital disease, meaning it is present at birth. It is frequently caused by defect in the gene that produces type 1 collagen, an important building block of bone. There are many different defects that can affect this gene. The severity of OI depends on ...Read more


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What can lead to the blue sclera in osteogenesis imperfecta?

What can lead to the blue sclera in osteogenesis imperfecta?

It doesn't: Where the sclera is thin, it appears blue from the deoxygenated blood the choroidal blood vessel layter next tot he sclera. This is normal in patients who are nearsighted. Rarely, this is a sign associated with osteogenesis imperfecta. Not a cause. Not diagnostic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about osteogenesis imperfecta?

Can you tell me about osteogenesis imperfecta?

Genetic disease: For excellent general info go the NIH website here: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/osteogenesis-imperfecta. ...Read more

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What organ systems can be affected by osteogenesis imperfecta?

What organ systems can be affected by osteogenesis imperfecta?

Bones teeth eyes: Brittle bones poor dentition and blue sclerae (whites of the eyes) are common features of oi. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the mode of inheritance for osteogenesis imperfecta?

OI mostly dominant: There are many types of osteogenesis imperfecta. Most are inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern (=one copy of the altered gene sufficient to cause condition). Some inherit it from a parent, others arise spontaneously (sporadic, de novo) in a child. Some types of oi are inherited in autosomal recessive manner which means that each parent is a carrier but does not have symptoms. ...Read more

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Is osteogenesis imperfecta a chronic disease?

Is osteogenesis imperfecta a chronic disease?

Yes: It exists from conception until death, so it qualifies as chronic.Some are symptomatic at birth and some not until much older. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is osteogenesis imperfecta?

Fracture prone: There are VII types. The best description can be found on "scholar.google.com". The types are well summarized. ...Read more

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Brittle Bone Disease (Definition)

Osteogenesis imperfecta is a condition causing extremely fragile bones. Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a congenital disease, meaning it is present at birth. It is frequently caused by defect in the gene that produces type 1 collagen, an important building block of bone. There are many different defects that can affect this gene. The severity of OI depends on ...Read more


Hypocalcemia (Definition)

Hypocalcemia refers to low measured levels of calcium in the blood. Symptoms of hypocalcemia may include numbness/tinglng of he hands and mouth or cramping. In severe cases, one's ability to think may be impaired. Hypocalcemia may be due to poor diet, vit d deficiency, disorders of the parathryoid ...Read more