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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder in which bones break easily. Sometimes the bones break for no known reason. OI can also cause weak muscles, brittle teeth, a curved spine, and hearing loss. OI is caused by one of several genes that aren't working properly. When these genes don't work, it affects how you make collagen, a protein that helps make bones strong.

OI can range from mild to severe, and symptoms vary from person to person. A person may have just a few or as many as several hundred fractures in a lifetime.

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  1. Osteogenesis Imperfecta (National Library of Medicine)  
    Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder in which bones break easily. Sometimes the bones break for no ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Osteogenesis imperfecta From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... gov Research studies OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Osteogenesis imperfecta On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ...
  3. Learning about Osteogenesis Imperfecta From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    ... genetic terms used on this page. Learning About Osteogenesis Imperfecta What is Osteogenesis imperfecta? What are the symptoms ... imperfecta Additional Resources on Osteogenesis imperfecta What is Osteogenesis imperfecta? Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder that ...
  4. Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation)  
    ... Bone China Tea Calendar Online Store What is Osteogenesis Imperfecta? Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic bone disorder ... known as "brittle bone disease." Learn More The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation The OI Foundation provides medically verified information ...
  5. What Is Osteogenesis Imperfecta? From the National Institutes of Health Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... Home Osteogenesis Imperfecta Osteogenesis Imperfecta Basics What Is Osteogenesis Imperfecta? Fast Facts: An Easy to Read Series of ...
  6. Osteogenesis Imperfecta Overview From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... your browser. Home Osteogenesis Imperfecta Osteogenesis Imperfecta Basics Osteogenesis Imperfecta Overview Publication available in: PDF (165 KB) Español ...
  7. OI Issues: Type I - Understanding the Mildest Form of Osteogenesis Imperfecta From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... Issues: Type I—Understanding the Mildest Form of Osteogenesis Imperfecta Publication available in: PDF (176 KB) Related Resources ...
  8. What Are the Symptoms of Osteogenesis Imperfecta? From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... Resources and Publications What are the symptoms of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)? Skip sharing on social media links Share ... decline and inability to breathe. 2 , 3 , 4 Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. (2008). Respiratory issues in osteogenesis imperfecta. Retrieved ...
  9. What People with Osteogenesis Imperfecta Need to Know about Osteoporosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... Osteoporosis Osteoporosis and Other Conditions What People With Osteogenesis Imperfecta Need to Know About Osteoporosis Publication available in: PDF (180 KB) Related Resources Osteogenesis Imperfecta Osteogenesis Imperfecta Osteogenesis Imperfecta hojas informativas Osteoporosis and ...
  10. Child Abuse or Osteogenesis Imperfecta? (Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation) - PDF  
    ... the fractures is not child abuse. It is osteogenesis imperfecta , or OI. OI is a genetic disorder characterized ... several hundred fractures in a lifetime. What Is Osteogenesis Imperfecta? Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder. Most cases ...
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