Nov 16, 2021
The participant was born full-term. During pregnancy, doctors noticed that she had a small head size (microcephaly), poor growth (IUGR), and some skeletal anomalies on an ultrasound. After birth, she had trouble feeding and delayed motor skills. About a month after birth, she had multiple long bone fractures. She was evaluated by genetics and treated for brittle bones. She continued to have bone fractures weekly that would heal normally.
As a child, the participant continued to have multiple fractures after minor trauma. She had low bone density and weak teeth (dentinogenesis imperfecta). She was notably shorter than her peers (short stature). She had a number of orthopedic surgeries in childhood.
As a teenager, she continued to have bone pain and sideways curvature of the spine (scoliosis). She did not have as many fractures, though she continued to have low bone mass. The participant was noted to have dysmorphic facial features. She also had delayed puberty. The participant is otherwise neurodevelopmentally typical and is doing very well academically.
Clinicians and researchers have identified the following genetic change to be causing the participant’s symptoms:
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