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what is skeletal dysplasia?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Abnormal bones: Skeletal dysplasias represent abnormal structure and development of bones. Some are genetic in their development. Dysplasia is classified according to part of bone affected, epiphysis, metaphysis, or diaphysis Bone deformities can develop and often dwarfism is result of bone dysplasia.

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A 19-year-old member asked:

Skeletal dysplasia? What exactly is this andbwhat are symptoms?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Dwarfism: Disproportionately short stature dwarfism is skeletal dysplasia and it is officially osteochondrodysplasia. There are around 200 different disorders. These people have changes of cartilage and bone growth and can develop changes such as abnormal shape and size of the bones, .
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What is skeletal dysplasia and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics 61 years experience
Dwarfism: Skeletal dysplasia is any of more than 200 conditions that result in the abnormal size and shape of bones and consequent disproportionately short stature, commonly called "dwarfism.".
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What is dysplasia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Meaning varies: This word, a favorite of dr. Papanicolaou who discovered the pap smear test, means abnormal growth. Most often, it means cells that look abnormal, as if they may give rise to a cancer but have not done so yet. If used in reference to a birth defect, it's a malformation often of bone, kidney, or an artery.
A 20-year-old member asked:

Is displasia sexually transmitted?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
HPV is an STD: Cervical dysplasia (abnormal 'pre-cancer' cells of cervix) are usually caused by hpv (human papilloma virus) which is sexually transmitted. Gardisil (hpv vaccine) was developed to prevent transmission of hpv and thus prevent dysplasia and cervical cancer. A series of 3 gardisil injections is recommended to be fully immunized against hpv. Vaccine is for age 9yo--26 yo , now available for males.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about skeletal dysplasia?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Abnormal bones: Skeletal dysplasias represent abnormal structure and development of bones. Some are genetic in their etiology. Dysplasia is classified according to part of bone affected, epiphysis, metaphysis, or diaphysis Bone deformities can develop and often dwarfism is result of bone dysplasia.

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