Causes of Osteogenesis imperfecta


Cause of Osteogenesis imperfecta: Also known as "brittle bone disease," this disorder arises from mutations in the two genes that make type I collagen, a protein important to bones and skin. These mutations cause the body to make either too little or poor-quality type I collagen. 1

Causes of Osteogenesis imperfecta: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Osteogenesis imperfecta:

Related information for causes of Osteogenesis imperfecta: Further relevant information on causes of Osteogenesis imperfecta may be found in the risk factors for Osteogenesis imperfecta and underlying causes of Osteogenesis imperfecta.

1. excerpt from Questions and Answers about Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue: NIAMS

Last revision: June 5, 2003

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