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Letter for Parents of Child with Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Date: ___________

To Whom It May Concern,

_____________________ is a patient of mine at ________________. My patient has osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a genetic disorder that causes bones to be very weak and break easily.

In addition to bone fragility, my patient also has the following symptoms related to the disease:

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My patient should not participate in contact sports. Other types of activities that should be avoided include:

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The following activities are permitted for my patient:

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In patients with OI, bone fractures are almost always the result of accidental injuries, and not child abuse. Please call if you need more information or have any concerns. Our phone number is ____________________.

Thank you for assisting my patient.

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Physician

Written by Robert Brayden, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Published by McKesson Provider Technologies.
Last modified: 2006-09-25
Last reviewed: 2006-08-31
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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