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When are you officially considered a "dwarf"?

When are you officially considered a "dwarf"?

Dwarfish is: associated w about 200 medical conditions. One criteria for dwarfism is an adult height of less than 5 feet 10 inches ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Nwosu
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Short Stature (Definition)

Defined as having a height below the 5th percentile for ...Read more


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

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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What is the medical term for a midget, dwarf or little person?

Little people have : short stature, usually < 58 " as adults. A variety of genetic conditions cause dwarfism, characterterized by disproportionate body proportions, skeletal anomalies & other medical conditions. "Midget" is a pejorative term for people with proportionate short stature from a variety of genetic, nutritional, & other medical causes. Use " little person" or " a person with ....", a specific diagnosis. ...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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I am nineteen years old and am 4"8' in height am i considered a dwarf or midget?

I am nineteen years old and am 4"8' in height am i considered a dwarf or midget?

Short Stature: Short for your age we use cdc calculator: cdc height for age percentiles for girls (2 to 20 years) age /height to get z score , your is -16 (short stature). Remember it's not your height what counts only what is between your shoulders (your brain). ...Read more

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Is it possible for a baby to be born a dwarf and also have down syndrome? How rare is a down dwarf?

Is it possible for a baby to be born a dwarf and also have down syndrome?  How rare is a down dwarf?

Excedingly rare: I had occasion many years ago to investigate such a situation & needed to find answers for why some kids with ds chromosomes (t21) had totally different physical features. Run the numbers: achondroplasia (common new mutation dwarf) @ 1/15, 000 x 1/1700 (risk of ds @ 21)=1/25, 000, 000. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the reproductive system of a dwarf is the same length and size of a average sized female?

Can you tell me if the reproductive system of a dwarf is the same length and size of a average sized female?

Achondroplasia is : the most common form of dwarfism, but there are over 200 types, so you need to specify which type. For A.D., the uterus can be normal size but its placement is abdominal, not pelvic. Penile & testicular size in males with AD can be within normal limits. The lungs can be compromised by malformations of the spine & rib cage, requiring expert care for labor & delivery of a little person female. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for dwarf tape worm?

Is there any cure for dwarf tape worm?

Yes.: Quinacrine and other antihelminthic drugs work when used appropriately. ...Read more