Achondroplasia (Dwarfism). By: Gwen Setlock, Brooke Breindl, Chandler Koerner, Ezra Yott, and Andrew Giles. Contents. 1.-3. Patient Concerns 4.-6. Parents Concerns 7.-9. Doctor Info 10.-12. Genetic Research Scientist. Patient Concerns. Question and Answer time!!!!
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By: Gwen Setlock, Brooke Breindl, Chandler Koerner, Ezra Yott, and Andrew Giles
1.-3. Patient Concerns
4.-6. Parents Concerns
7.-9. Doctor Info
10.-12. Genetic Research Scientist
Q.) How can I can I encourage my child to look at this in a positive manner?
A.) He could do many things that he still wanted to do.
Hi, here are questions and answers on Dwarfism.
Q:What do scientist know overall on this disorder?
A:When a child is born it has to be tested to see if it has dwarfism. A male dwarf grows to a limit of 52 inches. A female grows to a limit of 49 inches. Some symptoms of it are: curved lower spine, small vertebral canals, and bowed lower legs.
Dwarfism is also called Achondroplasia.
A:(continued)A child gets dwarfism one in every 25,000 births. It is not very common. Dwarfism is a genetic bone disorder. It is an inherited trait.
Dwarfism is inherited by an autosomal dominant gene that causes abnormal cartilage formation. Males and females are equally effected by it. Geneticists found that a father older than 45 has a higher chance of having a child with dwarfism. Dwarfism was identified not to long ago in 1994.
Q:What are scientists doing to eliminate this disorder or treat it better?
A:If you have signs of having Achondroplasia when born, doctors try to prevent or treat it. Dwarfism can also give you reoccurring ear infections. In some cases limb-linking surgeries are conducted to increase the length of legs and arms. It also helps make a bend in the legs. People with Dwarfism often have crowded teeth so they go to the orthodontist right away. Currently there is really no way to prevent Dwarfism.