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Yes: Dwarf is a term we do not use in medicine anymore because of its despective use outside of medicine, but it was used to describe proportionate short people( mainly pepople with growth hormone deficiency). Growth hormone deficiency can be hereditary bu it can also happen in a spontaneous mutation (no parent or family history). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An adult height: of less than 4 feet 10 inches maximum is one of the criteria to diagnose dwarfism. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer