An unusual renal complication in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta

Lavjay Butani, Julia A. Rosekrans, Bruce Z. Morgenstern, Dawn S. Milliner

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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a common 'rare' disorder with a reported incidence of 1/15,000 to 1/20,000 in newborns. Skeletal abnormalities in this condition are so striking that its equally important and diverse extraskeletal manifestations frequently remain unnoticed. Sensorineural deafness, blue sclerae, myopia, easy bruisability, dental anomalies, and floppy mitral valves are some of its more frequently reported extraskeletal features. Other less common features include pulmonary hypoplasia, joint contractures, hydrocephalus, and osteogenic sarcoma.1-3. Our patient, a 16-year-old boy, developed a previously unreported complication: chronic renal failure, which on subsequent evaluation was attributed to obstructive uropathy secondary to bony pelvic outlet deformities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-491
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1995


  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • chronic renal failure
  • pelvic outlet obstruction
  • protrusio acetabuli

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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