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A 2-year- old child has been brought to the pediatrician because of suspected child abuse. Physical examination reveals blue sclerae, diminished hearing in both ears and radiographs of the child’s extremities show recent and healing long bone fractures. The child is diagnosed with ‘Osteogenesis imperfecta’. This disorder is a defect in the synthesis of which of the following proteins ?

a) Elastin

b) Hemoglobin

c) Collagen

d) Spectrin

e) β Myosin heavy chain


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