Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)
Types, Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention and Treatment
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What are the symptoms of Osteogenesis Imperfecta?
The symptoms of this condition are dependent on the type and severity of the condition. Some of these are:
- Bone deformities
- Multiple broken bones
- Loose joints
- Weak and brittle teeth
- Weak muscles
- The sclera of the eye that is usually white becomes a purple or a bluish color
- Bowed legs and arms
- Kyphosis, or an abnormal outward curve of the upper spine
- Scoliosis, or an abnormal lateral curve of the spine
- Early hearing loss
- Respiratory problems
- Heart defects
- Problems in breathing
- Triangular face
- Bowed legs
- Curved spine
What are the complications of Osteogenesis Imperfecta?
Some complications of this condition are:
- Loss of hearing: Most common in type I and III
- Heart failure: Common in type II
- Respiratory problems due to deformities in the chest wall
- Problems in the spinal cord or brain stem
- Permanent deformities
- Spinal cord or brain stem problems.
- Permanent deformity
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