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Also called brittle bone disease, Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a serious problem that affects infants. It is also referred to as Lobstein Syndrome. Such children are usually born with these defects and they suffer from acute or chronic pain in the joints and muscles. They also have symptoms of hearing loss, seizures and complications like depression and reduced life span.
HOW IS OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA DIAGNOSED?
Physical examination to check whether the white portion of their eyes have a blue tint.A skin punch biopsy is the definitive diagnosis.
HOW IS OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA TREATED?
There is not yet a cure for OI. Treatment is directed toward preventing or controlling the symptoms, maximizing independent mobility, and developing optimal bone mass and muscle strength. Care of fractures, extensive surgical and dental procedures, and physical therapy are often recommended for people with OI. Use of wheelchairs, braces, and other mobility aids is common, particularly (although not exclusively) among people with more severe types of OI.