Osteogenesis imperfecta


Are there other names for osteogenesis imperfecta?

Osteogenesis imperfecta is abbreviated OI. "Osteo" means bone, and "genesis" means formation or creation. Imperfecta means imperfect. So, osteogenesis imperfecta is mean "imperfect bone formation." The disorder is also commonly called brittle bone disease. Osteogenesis imperfecta, OI, and brittle bone disease are the 3 most common ways the disorder is known. Less often, or in the older medical literature, other names that have been used include Lobstein disease, glass bone disease, Ekmen-Lobstein disease, Vrolik disease, and fragilitas ossium.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta. The Genetics Home Reference website. Accessed April 6, 2017. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/osteogenesis-imperfecta

Osteogenesis Imperfecta. The National Organization for Rare Disorders website. Accessed April 6, 2017. https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/osteogenesis-imperfecta/

Osteogenesis Imperfecta. OrphaNet website. Accessed April 6, 2017. http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/Disease_Search.php?lng=EN&data_id=654

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