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Osteogenesis imperfecta and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A rare combination

Ali Karayagmurlu, Elif Karayagmurlu, Cem Gokcen


Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a rare, autosomally inherited disorder of the connective tissue matrix that is characterized by bone fractures, deafness, and blue sclera. The impairment of Type 1 collagen production causes frequent fractures and increased bone fragility as well as reduced bone mass. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurobehavioral disorder developed during childhood that is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity and, consequently, high risk for unintentional injury. This study will examine the case of a 6-year-old male admitted to the researchers’ clinic who has been diagnosed with OI and ADHD and has experienced reccurent traumatic injury. While in the clinic, the patient also expressed symptoms of anxiety such as insomnia, restlessness and irritability. This case has beenpresented since associations of both d,sorder is rare. Aside from the fact that these disorders are injury-related and, thus, require additional attention by clinicians, the simultaneous nature of these diseases is also important in that their interaction may provide opportunity for early diagnosis and necessary intervention.

Key words: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, osteogenesis imperfecta, injuries

Med-Science. 2018; 7(1): 232-234

Medicine Science Vol:7 Issue:1 Year:2018 PP:1–246
Posted in Vol: 7 Issue: 1 Year: 2018 March pp: 1–246

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