Case Report Osteogenesis Imperfecta

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  OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA  CASE PRESENTATION  INTRODUCTION:  Wehavechosenacaseof OsteogenesisImperfectabecauseof itsrarity.Asidefromthefactthatitisacongenitaldisorder,thereisalsonoknowntreatmentforthesaiddisease.Osteogenesisimperfecta(OI)isageneticdisordercharacterizedby bonesthatbreakeasily,oftenfromlittleornoapparentcause.Abnormalcollagencompositionleadstobrittleness,thuscausingtheincidencesoffracturehigherthanaverage.   Aclassificationsystemof differenttypesofOIiscommonly usedtohelpdescribehowseverelyapersonwithOIisaffected.PrevalenceofOIhasshownthat6-7per100,000peopleareaffectedby osteogenesisimperfectaworldwide.Osteogenesisimperfectaislistedasa raredisease bytheOfficeofRareDiseases(ORD)oftheNationalInstitutesofHealth(NIH).  PERSONAL DATA 
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