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What are symptoms of hypopituitarism and when to be concerned? Hx of dwarfism caused by deficient pituitary.

What are symptoms of hypopituitarism and when to be concerned? Hx of dwarfism caused by deficient pituitary.

Hypopituitarism: If entire pituitary affected, not just growth hormone, other hormones such as gonadotropins, TSH and ACTH will be low as well. Symptoms are those of target gland dysfunction - absent or diminished secondary sex characteristics or menses, thyroid or adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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Hypopituitarism (Definition)

A medical condition in which the pituitary gland, located in the ...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 race is mostly affected by dwarfism?

Dwarfism: Good wikipedia question and go to uptodate. I also recommend you learn to us pubmed. Com to help with your research. ...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

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What exactly is achondroplasia dwarfism?

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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Is osteochondrodysplasia the cause of dwarfism?

Yes it could: Osteochondrodysplasias are a group of hereditary disorders in which bone or cartilage grows abnormally, so that the skeleton develops abnormally. Many types of osteochondrodysplasia cause dwarfism. Achondroplasia is the most common of the many types of short-limbed dwarfism. ...Read more

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Does primordial dwarfism affect the mental capabilities?

Does primordial dwarfism affect the mental capabilities?

Many diagnoses: Primordial dwarfism means that medicine has not found a cause for such, so it is a basket category that might encompass many different conditions that will be further categorized as our genomic knowlege improves. Most children with primordial dwarfism do have low IQ, but some postulate thatbthis might be related to emotional retardation for not being considered as "full grown". ...Read more

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How many cases of primordial dwarfism are found worldwide?

About 200: Primordial means we do not know the specific cause, about 200 sub-types have been described in medical literature. With the genome project many of this causes will gradually come to light. ...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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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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What is primordial dwarfism and can people that have it function normally in society?

Many diagnoses: Primordial dwarfism means that medicine has not found a cause for such, so it is a basket category that might encompass many different conditions that will be further categorized as our genomic knowlege improves. Most children with primordial dwarfism do have low IQ, but some postulate thatbthis might be related to emotional retardation for not being considered as "full grown". ...Read more

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They think baby may have dwarfism. How likely is this true? Are the symptoms easy to spot and hard to misdiagnose. Please let me know, worried!

They think baby may have dwarfism. How likely is this true? Are the symptoms easy to spot and hard to misdiagnose. Please let me know, worried!

Dwarfism: Is easy to detect in the nursery. The arms and legs are proportionally shorter that the head and torso. If this is what you see in your child, consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the gene or chromosome that causes dwarfism?

What is the gene or chromosome that causes dwarfism?

Genes on chromosomes: The knowledge of the osteochondrodystrophies causing dwarfism has in some cases reached the molecular level. There are dozens of different kinds. Some are much better elucidated than others. In some, therapy has become available. ...Read more

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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 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 was affected with a form of Russell-Silver. "Born 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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What is the difference between gigantism or dwarfism?

What is the difference between gigantism or dwarfism?

Gigantism/ dwarfishm: Gigantism = abnormal increased growth due to presence of too much growth hormone in childhood. Dwarfism involves short stature. (4 feet 10 inches or less) ...Read more

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What number of different types of dwarfism are there?

Dwarfism: There are multiple types of dwarfism: achondroplasia, diastrophic dysplasia, spondylo-epiphyseal dysplasia (SED), pseudoachondroplasia, hypochondroplasia, & osterogenesis imperfecta. ...Read more

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When was dwarfism brought to attention and who discovered it?

When was dwarfism brought to attention and who discovered it?

Ancient: This has been known long before writing. One of the first pharaohs had a dwarf as his entertainer, and dwarfism has enjoyed a mystique in many cultures, even being seen as desirable. ...Read more

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How could 2 people of normal height have an offspring with dwarfism?

Yes: Approximately 80% percent of achondroplastic dwarfs have average-size parents due to new mutations of the FGFR3 gene. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the proper medical term for the afflictioon that causes dwarfism?

Short stature: There are literally hundreds of causes (or afflictions) of dwarfism. One of the most common is achondroplasia but that is not the only one. ...Read more

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My nephew is in the 2nd percentile for height at one year but always been short.42nd percentile for weight. Could he have a growth issue? Dwarfism?

My nephew is in the 2nd percentile for height at one year but always been short.42nd percentile for weight. Could he have a growth issue? Dwarfism?

Genetic Height?: The key here is his parents heights. Take the average of his parents height, and add 2 for a boy. Where does this fall? Is it at the low end? Another factor is both parents puberty patterns. Were they late bloomers? This can be another cause. Should be evaluated at his one year checkup! ...Read more

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If 2 ppl, woman (156cm) and man163cm)marry, does this yield a possibility of dwarfism for their children or may result in children being shorter thn thm?

If 2 ppl, woman (156cm) and man163cm)marry, does this yield a possibility of dwarfism for their children or may result in children being shorter thn thm?

Not really dwarfism: That's a 5'1" woman and 5'4" man... Both shorter than average but in the normal range for people. "shorter than average" is not related to dwarfism, because dwarfism is usually due to a genetic problem. Without some type of defect, such normal heights should not be a factor in deciding to marry and have children, unless a parent would have some sort of psychological problem from having short kids. ...Read more

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How do you test for dwarfism or "little people"?

X-rays and physical: Usually with a skeletal series, (X-rays of several body parts) and a physical exam by a genetics physician. There is also genetic testing available ...Read more

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Is dwarfism caused by a recessive or dominant allele?

Is dwarfism caused by a recessive or dominant allele?

It depends: It depends on what one means by dwarfism: a short stature in general (this depends on your ethnic origin as well) or a genetic syndrome which involves extremely short stature as part of the clinical picture. Some of them are dominant = inherited from a parent or rose spontaneously (de novo) in the individual. Some of them are recessive (=parents unaffected carriers of the condition). ...Read more

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Dwarfism is caused by the mutation of which chromosome?

Dwarfism is caused by the mutation of which chromosome?

Many types: There are many different types, for example, the most common type is achondroplasia which is on the short arm of chromosome 4. ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with pituitary dwarfism?

What are the complications associated with pituitary dwarfism?

Pituitary dwarfism: Who in the family has this pituitary dwarfism? Surely you have discussed this condition with a pediatrician at some time. If not, please do so. You will learn a lot and get some comfort. ...Read more

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Is osteogenesis imperfecta a form of dwarfism?

Yes: In it's more severe stated there is retardation of growth therefore dwarfism would be seen. ...Read more

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What about dwarfism? Is it related to the pituitary gland?

What about dwarfism? Is it related to the pituitary gland?

Infrequently: Dwarfism results from any of over 200 different conditions. 70% of little people are classified as achondroplastic (short limbs, near normal torso/head size). This results from a genetic disorder of long bone growth. Proportionate dwarfism (body parts in proportion but small) may result from pituitary failure of growth hormone secretion. Short stature in healthy people is not abnormal. ...Read more

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What amount money will I get if I introduce the best and fastest cure of dwarfism?

Nothing: This is an inappropriate question. I suggest that you learn something about the multiple causes of dwarfism.
Start at The Little People of America, as lpaonline. Org ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes pituitary dwarfism (hypo-somatotropism)?

Multiple causes: Hyposomatotropism has a variety of causes including genetic controls over production ; secretion of pituitary hormones. This cause is often detected at birth due to other accompanying signs of physical abnormalities which occur in utero. If not genetic then, other causes include trauma, infections, sarcoidosis, tumors, pituitary gland developmental problems, and cranial irradiation. Best to you! ...Read more

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Could I have proportional dwarfism? I am an 18 yr old female. All of me is small so I look proportionate but I ama little over 4'9"?

Could I have proportional dwarfism? I am an 18 yr old female. All of me is small so I look proportionate but I ama little over 4'9"?

Just short: Dwarf is a general term of short stature below 4 1/2 ft (135 cm). Those who have normal body proportions are often called midgets. ...Read more

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Is primordial dwarfism considered a genetic disorder?

Is primordial dwarfism considered a genetic disorder?

Yes: There are several forms of primordial dwarfism. Many are now known to be single gene defects. This includes forms caused by mutations in a gene known as pericentrin. Pericentrin helps with cell division and movement among other functions. ...Read more