Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic condition where collagen (the protein that is responsible for bone structure) is missing, reduced or of low quality. This means it is not enough to support the minerals in the bone, making them weak and easy to facture.
People affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta experience symptoms that can range from very mild to severe. Symptoms can include fractures being caused with minimal force, bones having an altered shape (for example, shortened or bowed), the whites of the eyes may appear to be more blue or grey, joints can be hypermobile or very flexible, there may be some joint or bone pain, there may be issues with the formation of teeth (also called dentinogenesis or DI), children with OI may tire more quickly than other children, they may have hearing difficulties, and they may be shorter than other children.
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