Thursday, 11 August 2016

Picture: Osteogenesis Imperfecta


This 10month old infant presented with cough and difficulty in breathing.

On examination, he had a blue-tinged sclera, macrocephaly, Pectus excavatum, upper and lower limb fractures with bruising.

A diagnosis of Respiratory tract infection R/o Osteogenesis imperfecta was made.

Differentials:
1)Achondroplasia
2) Rickets
3) Osteopetrosis

Osteogenesis imperfecta is not so common in Nigeria but it definitely exists and you just may see one like Dr. Ebenmosi.

Photo credit: Dr. Ebenmosi

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