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Pamidronate treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta - Lack of correlation between clinical severity, age at onset of treatment, predicted collagen mutation and treatment response

M Zacharin, J Bateman

Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism | FREUND PUBLISHING HOUSE LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

UNLABELLED: Severe forms of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) are characterised by osteoporosis with multiple fractures, deformity, progressive loss of mobility and chronic bone pain. Bisphosphonates, as osteoclast inhibitors, reduce bone turnover and improve osteoporosis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of pamidronate treatment of severe OI in children, and find any correlation between clinical severity, age at start of treatment, type of predicted collagen mutation and treatment response. DESIGN: Open, observational trial. PATIENTS: A two-year study of pamidronate treatment was undertaken in a cohort of 18 children, (1.4-14.5 years) with OI types III and IV. INTERVENTIONS: Disodium pamidro..

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