Osteogenesis imperfecta 7
A form of osteogenesis imperfecta, a connective tissue disorder characterized by low bone mass, bone fragility and susceptibility to fractures after minimal trauma. Disease severity ranges from very mild forms without fractures to intrauterine fractures and perinatal lethality. Extraskeletal manifestations, which affect a variable number of patients, are dentinogenesis imperfecta, hearing loss, and blue sclerae. OI7 is an autosomal recessive, severe form. Multiple fractures are present at birth and patients have short stature, short humeri and femora, coxa vara, and white sclera. Dentinogenesis imperfecta is absent. Death can occur in the perinatal period due to secondary respiratory insufficiency.
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