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Bone Abstracts (2019) 7 P173 | DOI: 10.1530/boneabs.7.P173

ICCBH2019 Poster Presentations (1) (226 abstracts)

Motor and nutritional aspects of individuals with osteogenesis imperfecta assisted in Brazilian midwest region

Luiz Claudio de Castro , Giovana Coelho , Lívia Luiz & Ana Cristina de David

Universidade de Brasília, Brasilia, Brazil.

Objective: To characterize a group of children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) followed up at the University Hospital of Brasília (HUB), Brazil.

Methods: Data were collected with children and adolescents that were hospitalized in the HUB for intravenous pamidronate infusion treatment. This hospital is an OI reference center of the Midwest region in Brazil. The sample consisted of thirty-eight subjects, of which 50% were female. 52% of the children had type III of OI, 63.2% of them were diagnosed with OI during the first year of life, and 34.2% had a family history of the disease. The information about the motor aspects was obtained through the application of a questionnaire and the nutritional classification was performed by means of the mass and height evaluation and the BMI was calculated according to the age range recommended by the WHO.

Results: Regarding motor aspects, 42.1% had independent gait, but 78.9% reported not practicing any physical activity. The anthropometric values showed that 27.8% were overweight, 8.3% were obese and 5.6% presented with severe obesity. In the blood sample, 75% were found to have vitamin D levels below the appropriate level.

Conclusion: These data show a general panorama of the OI population assisted in Brazilian Midwest region. Knowing their epidemiological and clinical data on the motor and nutritional aspects may reflect in the best approach to the diagnosis and treatment.

Disclosure: The authors declared no competing interests.

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9th International Conference on Children's Bone Health


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