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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
References: 
  • Osteogenesis imperfect. Kids Health. Available at: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/osteogenesis-imperfecta.html Accessed on June 29, 2020.
  • 2.Osteogenesis imperfecta. Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/osteogenesis-imperfecta Accessed on June 29, 2020.
  • 3.Osteogenesis imperfecta. Cleveland clinic. Available at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15807-osteogenesis-imperfecta Accessed on June 29, 2020.
  • 4. Osteogenesis imperfecta. Hopkins Medicince. Available at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/osteogenesis-imperfecta Accessed on June 29, 2020.
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“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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