What is Dwarfism?

Obsolete term for a condition or a group of conditions in which the height of the person while standing is below the third percentile. Usually termed short stature.

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Does prenatal genetic testing by amniocentesis in a high risk pregnancy (due to twins) rule out genetic causes of dwarfism when the infant, now age...

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Achondroplasia and some other forms of dwarfism can now be detected in amniocentesis. But since those conditions are so...

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Hi doctor, I'm a chinese pregnant mum. My ultrasound at 36 weeks indicates that my baby's femur is only 57mm(7 weeks behind), humerous is 52mm,...

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Brief Answer:
The concern of dwarfism is there

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I have gone carefully through your query and...

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is it possibleo use a genetic test on the parents in order to discover if a child may have achondroplasia dwarfism? I heard that it is a dominant...

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This is Dr Amit.
In my opinion yes we can very well diagnose Achondroplasia dwarfism by doing certain test during pregnancy....

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