Three patient kindred with a novel phenotype of osteogenesis imperfecta due to a col1a1 variant

Nidhi Gupta, Seth W. Gregory, David R. Deyle, Peter J. Tebben

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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is characterized by fractures and progressive bone deformities. Fracture rates peak during the toddler and adolescent years and decline during adulthood but do not stop entirely. We describe a kindred, the affected members of which were the mother and two sons, who presented with an apparently unique phenotype of OI. Our patients demonstrated a pattern of prenatal bone deformities followed by multiple, nontraumatic long bone fractures within the first two years of life and then an absence of nontraumatic fractures thereafter. No extra-skeletal manifestations have been noted to date. The mother did not receive bisphosphonate therapy but had no nontraumatic fractures after the age of five months. Intravenous bisphosphonate therapy was started for both sons within two months of birth, with the most recent infusions at age 18 months and 28 months in Patients 2 and 3, respectively. Two patients harbored a variant of uncertain significance in the COL1A1 gene. This heterozygous variant, c.3548C>T; p.(Pro1183Leu), is listed in the OI Variant Database as affecting only one other individual with osteopenia. We describe three family members with a unique presenting phenotype of OI, characterized by cessation of nontraumatic fractures after the first two years of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-224
Number of pages7
JournalJCRPE Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2021


  • Bisphosphonates
  • Bone density
  • Child
  • Collagen
  • Fragility fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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