Osteogenesis imperfecta

Living with

Does osteogenesis imperfecta affect puberty?

In some instances, the frequency of fractures decreases after puberty in people with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Most boys and girls will reach puberty around the same time as children their own age. Some girls with OI type III may have a delay in reaching puberty of several years.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/osteogenesis-imperfecta/living-with/61337 • DATE UPDATED: 2017-04-17

References

Pregnancy: Women Who have OI. The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation website. http://www.oif.org/site/DocServer/Pregnancy_Women_Who_have_OI.pdf?docID=7221

Introduction to Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Guide for Medical Professionals, Individuals and Families Affected by OI. The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation website. http://www.oif.org/site/DocServer/Medical_Guide_revised_2013.pdf?docID=15641

Steiner RD, Adsit J, Basel D. COL1A1/2-Related Osteogenesis Imperfecta. GeneReviews website. Accessed April 6, 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1295/

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