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OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA

OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA

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Published by: Ericka Balios on Aug 08, 2010
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OSTEOGENESISIMPERFECTA 
CASE PRESENTATION
 
INTRODUCTION:
 WehavechosenacaseoOsteogenesisImperfectabecauseoitsrarity.Asidefromthefactthatitisacongenitaldisorder,thereisalsonoknowntreatmentforthesaiddisease.Osteogenesisimperfecta(OI)isageneticdisordercharacterizedbbonesthatbreakeasily,oftenfromlittleornoapparentcause.Abnormalcollagencompositionleadstobrittleness,thuscausingtheincidencesoffracturehigherthanaverage.
 
 AclassificationsystemodifferenttypesofOIiscommonlusedtohelpdescribehowseverelyapersonwithOIisaffected.PrevalenceofOIhasshownthat6-7per100,000peopleareaffectedbosteogenesisimperfectaworldwide.Osteogenesisimperfectaislistedasa"raredisease"bytheOfficeofRareDiseases(ORD)oftheNationalInstitutesofHealth(NIH).

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