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    Introduction Osteogenesis imperfecta describes a group of genetic disorders that are colloquially known as “brittle bone disease” and is estimated to affect around 7 out 100,000 people around the world. As the name suggests osteogenesis imperfecta is characterized by imperfect formation of the bones that leads to frequent fractures or breaks from minor trauma (Rauch et al., 2004). Depending on the severity of symptoms the impact to an affected individual 's life can differ. This paper will supply the necessary information for patients or those with family and loved ones afflicted by osteogenesis imperfecta to manage and understand their condition. Focusing on the four main classifications of osteogenesis imperfecta; the causes, symptoms and…

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    Osteogenesis Imperfecta in Children Every week in the popular medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy,” written by Shonda Rhimes, there is some sort of interesting case of a rare condition that makes for good television. For Doctor April Kepner and Doctor Jackson Avery that is finding out they are expecting a baby who is diagnosed with Type II osteogenesis imperfecta. They were told that their baby was suffering from this disease even from inside the womb. Osteogenesis imperfecta, or “brittle bones…

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    Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder that affects the formation of bones. The term Osteogenesis Imperfecta literally means imperfect bone formation. People with OI have bones that break easily, usually caused by a mild trauma or no cause at all. Multiple fractures are common with this disease since bones are weak. Although, in severe cases fracture of bones can occur before birth. This disease is caused by defective connective tissue and the lack of Type One Collagen. There are…

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    Research Paper: Osteogenesis Imperfecta What is Osteogenesis Imperfecta? Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a genetic brittle bone disorder. The disorder is characterized by bones that easily break, due to little or no apparent cause. A classification system of several different types of Osteogenesis Imperfecta is used to diagnose just how severely a person with Osteogenesis Imperfecta is affected. The severity of Osteogenesis Imperfecta varies from case to case, even among cases of the same type of OI…

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    Willis and Samuel L. Jackson? Jackson plays a villain who has osteogenesis imperfecta. He is so brittle that he is born with broken arms and legs. With every step he takes he is at risk for injury. What about Grey’s Anatomy? Anybody watch that? Two of the main characters in the show, were expecting a baby with Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type II. The baby dies within the hour of being born due to this disease.…

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    While the structure of the collagen is normal, there is less collagen than there should be. There is little or no bone deformity, bones fracture easily, most often occurs before puberty. The effects of osteogenesis imperfecta may extend to the teeth, making them prone to cavities and cracking. The whites of the eyes may have a blue, purple, or gray tint. (sclera) Hearing loss, often begins in 20’s or 30’s. Triangular face. They have few obvious signs of this…

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    Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily, often from little or no apparent cause. It is also known as brittle bone disease. OI can also cause many other problems such as weak muscles, brittle teeth, and hearing loss. About 20,000 to 50,000 people in the United States have OI. In this paper, I will cover the topics of etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, treatment, and prevention (National Institute of Health). Etiology Osteogenesis…

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    A disease is an illness or sickness with specific, well-defined symptoms that affects a person, plant or animal. One disease in particular that affects at least 25,000 people every year in the United States is osteogenesis imperfecta. Osteogenesis imperfecta, or more commonly known as “brittle bone disease” is a rare genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily generally from little or no apparent cause. Although some cases of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) are not as severe as…

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    Osteomyelitis is an infection of bone, bone marrow, and surrounding tissue. The condition can affect any age group but in different ways. Red bone marrow of long bones is typically targeted in children because yellow bone marrow replaces red bone marrow in adults (Bires, Kerr, & George, 2015). Adults usually are introduced to foreign organisms directly through trauma or surgery. Plain radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, and ultrasound all…

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    Osteogenesis Imperfect is also known as the, “Brittle Bone Disease”. This is an extremely rare disease with less than twenty thousand cases a year. As of today there is no known available cure, but there are treatments available to lessen the symptoms of the disease. This is a chronic illness that can last up to a few months, to lasting a person’s entire lifetime. This is a disease that causes extreme fragility in the bones of a normal person. This could make a person’s life extremely difficult…

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