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Achondroplasia is a bone growth disorder that causes disproportionate dwarfism. Dwarfism is defined as a condition of short stature as an adult. People with achondroplasia are short in stature with a normal sized torso and short limbs. More »
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Achondroplasia - Wikipedia

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Achondroplasia is a common cause of dwarfism. It occurs as a sporadic mutation in approximately 80% of cases or it may be inherited as an autosomal ...

achondroplasia - Genetics Home Reference

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Achondroplasia is a form of short-limbed dwarfism. The word achondroplasia literally means "without cartilage formation." Cartilage is a tough but flexible tissue ...

Learning About Achondroplasia - National Human Genome ...

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Achondroplasia is a disorder of bone growth. It is the most common form of disproportionate short stature. It occurs in one in every 15,000 to one in 40,000 live ...

Achondroplasia: Facts on Treatment and Life Expectancy

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Nov 5, 2015 ... Learn about achondroplasia, a genetic disorder that causes birth defects and results in abnormally short stature. Discover facts about testing, ...

Achondroplasia: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis - Healthline

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Dec 11, 2015 ... Achondroplasia is one of the most common types of dwarfism. Learn about its causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

Achondroplasia - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

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Achondroplasia is a rare genetic disorder characterized by an unusually large head (macrocephaly) with a prominent forehead (frontal bossing) and flat ...

Achondroplasia: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Nov 19, 2015 ... Read our article and learn more on MedlinePlus: Achondroplasia.

Achondroplasia | March of Dimes

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Achondroplasia, a birth defect that affects a baby's bone growth, is a common cause of dwarfism. Get the facts on treatment options for your child.

Genetics of Achondroplasia: Background, Pathophysiology ...

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Sep 2, 2016 ... Achondroplasia, a nonlethal form of chondrodysplasia, is the most common type of short-limb dwarfism. This skeletal dysplasia is inherited as a ...