Radiological manifestations of bisphosphonate treatment with APD in a child suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta
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- Devogelaer, J.P., Malghem, J., Maldague, B. et al. Skeletal Radiol (1987) 16: 360. doi:10.1007/BF00350961
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A 12-year-old female suffering fromosteogenesis imperfecta (OI) was treated with 3-amino-1-hydroxypropylidene-1,1-bisphosphonate (APD) orally, 250 mg daily, for periods of 2 months, alternating with periods of 2 months of abstinence. Total duration of therapy was 1 year. Radiological and clinical improvement was striking. Furthermore, X-rays of the bones showed large, parallel radio-opaque striae, corresponding exactly to the periods of therapy. These were present in all metaphyses.