Images in clinical medicine | Volume 41, Article 9, 05 Jan 2022 | 10.11604/pamj.2022.41.9.32859

A rare case of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI): clinical image

Prasad Pramod Dhage, Chaitanya Ajay Kulkarni

Corresponding author: Prasad Pramod Dhage, Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Received: 17 Dec 2021 - Accepted: 22 Dec 2021 - Published: 05 Jan 2022

Domain: Physical medicine and rehabilitation´┐Żor Physiatry

Keywords: Osteogenesis Imperfecta, multiple fractures, low bone mineral density

©Prasad Pramod Dhage et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Prasad Pramod Dhage et al. A rare case of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI): clinical image. Pan African Medical Journal. 2022;41:9. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2022.41.9.32859]

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A rare case of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI): clinical image

A rare case of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI): clinical image

Prasad Pramod Dhage1,&, Chaitanya Ajay Kulkarni1

 

1Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

 

 

&Corresponding author
Prasad Pramod Dhage, Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

 

 

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A 19-year-old male patient admitted to hospital having experienced multiple fractures over a past decade, predominantly due to falling down or over-exertion. The clinical signs and radiological features, such as repeated fractures of tibia and fibula with humerus, blue sclera and low bone mineral density levels, all led to the diagnosis of moderate form of type 1 osteogenesis imperfecta (A,B). The patient began treatment with regular intake of calcium that is 1000 milligram per day, and adequate intake of vitamin D that is 800 milligram per day and intravenous methylprednisolone 50 milligram, with mild to moderate level of physiotherapy rehabilitation program. Following one month of treatment the symptoms and quality of life of the patient improved. The patient appeared to be the rare genetic case of type 1 osteogenesis imperfecta (C,D).

 

 

Figure 1: A) left lower limb (tibia and fibula) showing osteogenesis imperfecta; B) left fractures of shaft of humerus; (C,D) left lower limb (tibia and fibula) showing osteogenesis imperfecta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images in clinical medicine

A rare case of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI): clinical image

Images in clinical medicine

A rare case of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI): clinical image

Images in clinical medicine

A rare case of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI): clinical image

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