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(recombinant human growth hormone,rhgh) is one solution for achondroplasia treatment?

(recombinant human growth hormone,rhgh) is one solution for achondroplasia treatment?

Short term effects: Some studies conclude that gh might be benefcial in the treatment of short stature in children with
achondroplasia in the first 2 years of treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Who knows about achondroplasia?

Who knows about achondroplasia?

Dwarfism: About 1 in 20, 000 births. Genetic defect causes poor bone growth. Affected persons have a large head with small bones in the mid face. The arms and legs are short, but the trunk is long. Intelligence is usually normal, but walking is often delayed. They can have problems with the spinal cord being compressed. They can have children, but there is a high risk >50% of passing the defect to offspring. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my friend is suffering from achondroplasia, wht is his percentage of diasability?

Should I be concerned if my friend is suffering from achondroplasia, wht is his percentage of diasability?

Can be a plus: I know a couple of achondroplastic dwarves and they like it -- one is an orthopedic surgeon treating other dwarves. He dislikes being called "handicapped / disabled". Let your friend decide how he/she feels about it all, and accept whatever she chooses. She's already gotten advice about how her being a dwarf affects accommodations that others must make in the workplace. ...Read more

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Which limitations do you have when you have achondroplasia (dwarfism)?

Achondroplasia: Beyond the obvious limitations of small stature (being short) achondroplasia can lead to severe respiratory problems that can lead to death, also joint and spine problems including twisting of the spine. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is achondroplasia dominant or recessive?

Autosomal dominant: It is an autosomal dominant disorder. There is high risk of spontaneous mutations. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001577.htm. ...Read more

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Is there a mild form of achondroplasia? A semi-dwarf?

Several short types: The commonly seen form of achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant form of short limb dwarfism. 80% are new mutations but it can be passed parent to child at a 50%/pregnancy rate. A fetus with a pair of achondroplasia genes has a severe condition & is unlikely to survive infancy. Their are a number of conditions that produce "little people" & you may be thinking of another condition. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's it like having achondroplasia?

Can any doc tell me what's it like having achondroplasia?

Achondroplasia: I would suggest a better way to answer this question is to go to web sites that deal with achondroplasia and speak with adults who have this disorder and find out from them what it is like to live with this disorder. ...Read more

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Any known health issues associated with achondroplasia dwarf women?

Any known health issues associated with achondroplasia dwarf women?

Yes: Spinal kyphosis convex curvature or lordosis, concave curvature. Varus (bowleg) or valgus, knock knee deformities. Frequently have ear infections (due to eustachian tube blockages), sleep apnea and hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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My boy was 4.5 month older and was sentenced as achondroplasia in shanghai china. Not sure if any case in us. Really need help?

My boy was 4.5 month older and was sentenced as achondroplasia in shanghai china. Not sure if any case in us. Really need help?

Achondroplasia: Many of the very, very short people in the U.S. Are achondroplastic dwarfs. Achondroplasia is not that rare. Some estimate that about 1 in 20, 000 people are this type of dwarf. In some cases, the child is the first person with achondroplasia in his family, but in most cases the affected child is born to an achondroplastic parent. More details at: http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/achondroplasia. ...Read more

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How common is achondroplasia?

1:25000: The prevalence is approximately 1 in 25, 000. It is a common cause of dwarfism however. ...Read more

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How can someone get achondroplasia.?

Achondroplasia: This is a genetic condition and can not be acquired. One is born with achondroplasia. ...Read more

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Who/what is achondroplasia named after?

Words: Achondroplasia is just a descriptive term. The plasia refers to growth, chondro to the basic cells the build the precursors of bone and "a" to signify without or abnormality of. These are word building blocks from the greek language. ...Read more

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Help me out here: what is achondroplasia?

Dwarfism:: Most people with short-limb dwarfism have achondroplasia. Bones grow mostly by making a plate of cartilage near the joint; people with achondroplasia cannot make cartilage, and their long bones grow very slowly. ...Read more

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How tall can someone with achondroplasia grow?

How tall can someone with achondroplasia grow?

Ir depends: Growth and head circumference measurements plotted on growth curves standardized for achondroplasia. It can be different for individual cases, gender, genetics. ...Read more

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Where to get information about achondroplasia?

Apparently here: Achondroplasia is the most common type of dwarfism. A good reference for information is the little people society of america http://www. Lpaonline. Org/ particularly if you or a family member is having a child affected by it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Achondroplasia?

Abnormal bone growth: That is caused by a mutation affecting fibroblast growth factor and results in shortened bones. It is one of the major causes of dysproporotinate dwarfism. The mutation can be spontaneous, especially in advanced paternal age, or inherited as an autosomal dominant. It especially affects the proximal limb bones, prominent forehead, increased lordosis or kyphosis and either bowed or knock knees. ...Read more

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What is the technical and colloquial word for achondroplasia?

Short: Achondroplasia is a disorder of bone growth that causes the most common type of dwarfism. Symptoms: the typical appearance of achondroplastic dwarfism can be seen at birth. ...Read more

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What exactly is achondroplasia? Who was the person to discover it?

Dwarfism.: Achondroplasia, the most common cause of nonlethal short limb dwarfism is characterized by macrocephaly (disproportionately large head) and rhizomelia (short proximal long bones in amrs/legs). Heterozygous individuals have a normal life span and normal intelligence. Homozygous achondroplasia is parinatally lethal. Incidence of nonlethal form:1:10, 000-1:30, 000. Typically de novo paternal mutations. ...Read more

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My friend is suffering from achondroplasia. What is the likelihood that he would be disabled?

My friend is suffering from achondroplasia. What is the likelihood that he would be disabled?

Achondroplasia: Like any other disease, achondroplasia severity varies in different patients. Mild forms just have their height affected-- short stature. Moderate to severe forms can have disability at different levels. No test can predetermine the severity. So your friend's body will tell us as time passes. ...Read more

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What exactly is achondroplasia dwarfism?

Achondroplasia: ... is a form of short-limbed dwarfism. It's a genetic condition that affects the long bones. Although it is heritable, most children with the condition (up to 80%) have parents with normal stature and have achondroplasia as a result of new ("de novo") genetic mutation. The incidence is about 1 per 26, 000 live births. Intelligence and life span are normal. ...Read more

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How are patients limited by achondroplasia?

They aren't limited,: Their height is. Yes, there are things that are difficult for them (such as reaching their pockets) but there are very few things of which they are incapable. ...Read more

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Which is achondroplasia, dominant or recessive?

Dominant: Achondroplasia is transmitted in autosomal dominant fashion. ...Read more

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What kind of mutation is involved in achondroplasia?

What kind of mutation is involved in achondroplasia?

Autosomal Dominant: The commonly seen form of achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant form of short limb dwarfism. 80% are new mutations but it can be passed parent to child at a 50%/pregnancy rate. A fetus with a pair of achondroplasia genes has a severe condition & is unlikely to survive infancy. Their are a number of conditions that produce "little people" & you may be thinking of another condition. ...Read more

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Which chromosomes is achondroplasia thought to affect?

Chromosome 4: The gene that has been associated with aberrant formation of cartilage is the fgfr3 gene which is mapped to chromosome 4. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between achondroplasia dwarfism and other types?

Yes: Achondroplasia dwarfism is genetic & accounts for 70% of individuals with dwarfism. Growth hormone deficiency & other medical consitions are other potential causes of dwarfism. ...Read more

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Are achondroplasia and Down syndrome more prevalent in certain races or ethnicity?

Universal: These sporadic abnormalities occur across racial, ethnic & cultural lines throughout the world. The lack of a common database along with reporting variations in different countries limits the refines analysis of population frequency. ...Read more

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If a man with achondroplasia and a normal woman children, what is the likelihood of having dwarfs?

If a man with achondroplasia and a normal woman children, what is the likelihood of having dwarfs?

50%: If one parent has achondroplasia, a child has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the fgfr3 gene and subsequently developing achondroplasia. If both parents have the disorder, the child has a three in four (75 percent) chance of developing achondroplasia. Also, in these cases, the child has a one in four chance of inheriting the gene from both parents. Newborns who inherit both genes are considered. ...Read more

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How can stem cells help achondroplasia?

How can stem cells help achondroplasia?

Possibly: Check out Regenexx. Com for more details. ...Read more

Dr. Letha Mathews
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Achondroplasia (Definition)

A genetic disorder that ...Read more