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Is osteogenesis imperfecta a form of dwarfism?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

In it's more severe stated there is retardation of growth therefore dwarfism would be seen.

In brief: Yes

In it's more severe stated there is retardation of growth therefore dwarfism would be seen.
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not true dwarfism

Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder in which a person has a mutation in his dna that causes him to have defective connective tissues and/or smaller amounts of connective tissue.
His bones are weakened and brittle, so they break more easily. In the severe forms, the bones break so often, from infancy, so that one ends up small. One's shortness is due to multiple fractures.

In brief: Not true dwarfism

Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder in which a person has a mutation in his dna that causes him to have defective connective tissues and/or smaller amounts of connective tissue.
His bones are weakened and brittle, so they break more easily. In the severe forms, the bones break so often, from infancy, so that one ends up small. One's shortness is due to multiple fractures.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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