Changes in apatite crystal size in bones of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta

@article{Vetter1991ChangesIA,
  title={Changes in apatite crystal size in bones of patients with osteogenesis imperfecta},
  author={U A Vetter and Edward D. Eanes and Jeffrey B. Kopp and John D. Termine and Pamela Robey},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
  year={1991},
  volume={49},
  pages={248-250}
}
Apatite crystal size in compact bone of children (age<11 years) and adolescents (age>12 years) with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) was analyzed by X-ray diffraction. Eight type I, 4 type II, 11 type III, and 14 type IV OI patients were studied along with 9 controls. The crystal size was most significantly reduced in type II patients, all of whom had died at birth. Crystal size was also diminished in both children and adolescents with types III and IV, whereas with type I OI, crystal size was… CONTINUE READING