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June 1975

Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Review of the Literature With Presentation of 29 Cases

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Beilinson Medical Centre, Tel-Aviv University Medical School (Drs. Shoenfeld and Fried); and the Department of Medicine "B," Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (Dr. Ehrenfeld).

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(6):679-687. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120430019007

Twelve families with 29 patients showing various patterns of osteogenesis imperfecta are described, along with the genetic, pathological, and clinical features. No abnormal biochemical features were found. It has been shown that the best treatment is prophylactic (such as intramedullary nailing) or supportive. There was no remarkable improvement from any form of medical treatment. These data are compared to those of other authors.

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