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Osteogenesis imperfecta in a Nigerian neonate: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19025027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Osteogenesis imperfecta is an inherited disease where the basic pathology is of defective collagen. It is a rare disorder with a reported incidence of 1/25000-1/30000. Four variants are recognized clinically, of which type II is the most severe form. Clinically the hall marks of the disease are multiple fractures and osteopenia. OBJECTIVE: This case is being presented because of its rare incidence, and to highlight the radiological features distinguishing it from battered baby syndrome occurring from child abuse. CASE REPORTS: An eight day old Nigeria neonate, with clinico radiological features highly suggestive of type II osteogenesis imperfecta is presented. CONCLUSION: Emphasis on the radiological features, especially those distinguishing it from battered baby syndrome which has a similar appearance are discussed.
O O Oyinloye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-25     Completed Date:  2009-01-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Infant, Newborn
Osteogenesis Imperfecta / physiopathology,  radiography*

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