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What sort of problem is achondroplasia?

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Dr. Edward Evans
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Dwarfism

Achondroplasia, is a birth defect resulting in dwarfism. Dwarfs, or little people have this birth defect.
It results from a chromosome problem. Those born with this defect can have multiple problems including difficulty breathing, this can be serious and certain types can be fatal.

In brief: Dwarfism

Achondroplasia, is a birth defect resulting in dwarfism. Dwarfs, or little people have this birth defect.
It results from a chromosome problem. Those born with this defect can have multiple problems including difficulty breathing, this can be serious and certain types can be fatal.
Dr. Edward Evans
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Dwarfism

Genetic inherited disorder with altered ability to geow long bones results in a short limb dwarfism with spinal stenosis and charceristic facial geatures.

In brief: Dwarfism

Genetic inherited disorder with altered ability to geow long bones results in a short limb dwarfism with spinal stenosis and charceristic facial geatures.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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