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Doctor insights on: History Of Dwarfism

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What causes dwarfism?

What causes dwarfism?

Often gene mutation: According to the mayo clinic most cases of dwarfism are genetic (gene mutation) in nature however sometimes the cause is not known. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about dwarfism?

Can you tell me about dwarfism?

Dwarfism: There are multiple types of dwarfism: achondroplasia, diastrophic dysplasia, spondylo-epiphyseal dysplasia (SED), pseudoachondroplasia, hypochondroplasia, & osterogenesis imperfecta. Dwarfish is "An adult, height of 4 ft. 10 in. or under, as the result of a medical or genetic condition." per LPA. ...Read more

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What is done to diagnose dwarfism?

What is done to diagnose dwarfism?

Prenatal ultrasound.: Screening with prenatal ultrasound is one way to screen for certain types of dwarfism that could potentially be lethal. Prenatal screening and diagnosis are primarily performed in the second trimester, but late first trimester fetal structural assessment is becoming more common with advances in transvaginal ultrasound imaging and the widespread use of first trimester screening for down syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dwarfism?

What are the symptoms of dwarfism?

Little people: Adult under 4 feet 10 inches and they are classified according to cause and proportionality of body parts. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about dwarfism?

Dwarfism: There are multiple types of dwarfism: achondroplasia, diastrophic dysplasia, spondylo-epiphyseal dysplasia (SED), pseudoachondroplasia, hypochondroplasia, & osterogenesis imperfecta. Dwarfish is "An adult, height of 4 ft. 10 in. or under, as the result of a medical or genetic condition." per LPA. ...Read more

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Mildest form of dwarfism, what is it?

Mildest form of dwarfism, what is it?

Several possible: The most common is familial short stature. The Little People of America define it as 4'10". The great jockey Willie Shoemaker is thought affected with Russell-Silver."Born 1931 in Fabens,Texas Willie Shoemaker is the most successful jockey in history. He won his first race at 18. By the time he retired in 1990 he had won 8,833 races, including 4 Kentucky Derbies, 5 Belmont Stakes, and 4 Preakness" ...Read more

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How has our understanding on dwarfism progressed?

How has our understanding on dwarfism progressed?

Enormously: the knowledge of the osteochondrodystrophies causing dwarfism has now reached the molecular level. Some are much better elucidated than others. In some, preventive therapy has become available. You may check of each entity, perhaps starting with Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man--OMIM.org ...Read more

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How many cases of dwarfism are found in the world?

How many cases of dwarfism are found in the world?

Dwarfism: Dwarfism could be any of a number of conditions that limit growth, but most people refer to achondroplasia when the describe dwarfism. Achondroplasia takes place in one birth per 25, 000 births. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dwarfism?

What is the definition or description of: dwarfism?

Dwarfism: It occurs when an individual person or animal is short in stature resulting from a medical condition caused by abnormal (slow or delayed) growth. In humans, dwarfism is sometimes defined as an adult height of less than 4 feet 10 inches (58 inches or 147.32cm). ...Read more