Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)?

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Manoj Ramachandran, MBBS, MRCS, FRCS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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OI can present at any age, though the age when symptoms (ie, fractures) begin varies widely. Patients with mild forms may not have fractures until adulthood, or they may present with fractures in infancy. Patients with severe cases present with fractures in utero.

OI is equally common in males and females. It has been described in every human population in which skeletal dysplasias have been studied. The disease appears to have no predilection for a particular race.


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