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Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder in which bones fracture (break) easily. Sometimes the fractures happen 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 fracture (break) easily. Sometimes the fractures happen for ...
  2. Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a group of genetic disorders that mainly affect the bones. The term "osteogenesis imperfecta" means imperfect bone formation. People ...
  3. Learning about Osteogenesis Imperfecta From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    From the National Institutes of Health ... Osteogenesis Imperfecta/Genetics ... Osteogenesis Imperfecta ... National Human Genome Research Institute ... Osteogenesis imperfecta ...
  4. Osteogenesis Imperfecta From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    From the National Institutes of Health ... Osteogenesis Imperfecta/Start Here ... Osteogenesis Imperfecta ... National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and ...
  5. Osteogenesis imperfecta is a condition causing extremely fragile bones. ... Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is present at birth. It is often caused by a defect in the gene that ...
  6. What Are the Treatments for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    From the National Institutes of Health ... Osteogenesis Imperfecta/Treatments and Therapies ... Osteogenesis Imperfecta ... Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute ...
  7. What Are the Symptoms of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    From the National Institutes of Health ... Osteogenesis Imperfecta/Symptoms ... Osteogenesis Imperfecta ... Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health ...
  8. How Do Health Care Providers Diagnose Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)? From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    From the National Institutes of Health ... Osteogenesis Imperfecta/Diagnosis and Tests ... Osteogenesis Imperfecta ... Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child ...
  9. Connective Tissue Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and scleroderma Cancers, ...
  10. ... be a variation of another bone disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta, which is also characterized by frequent bone fractures. ... considered to be a separate condition. Unlike in osteogenesis imperfecta, the fractures in gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia heal normally without ...
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