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Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Posted in Osteogenesis Imperfecta on February 9, 2007 by gmadrid

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For those of you that don’t know me on a personal level, I have a rare genetic disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
It means that I break my bones very easily. The type I have is called TYPE 1, it is a mild case. (also the most common)
This is a list of some of the symptoms I have.

  • Bones brake easily
  • Easier to get dislocations
  • Bruises easily
  • Loose joints, low muscle tone
  • The whites of my eyes are blue
  • Tendency towards scoliosis
  • Loss of teeth
  • Hair loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Low bone density
  • Migraine headaches
  • Early osteoporosis


Here is a photo of me at age 6 months with my first body cast from being born with my hips out of joint.
There is a 50/50% chance of a child getting O.I. from a parent who has it. I come from a family where my mom and younger sister both have TYPE 1 O.I.
The O.I. Foundation has gained ground in their research and support of this disorder.

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