Dwarfism

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.

Questions and answers on "Dwarfism"

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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Thaks for writing in.

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

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

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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Hi, My mother had normal head and torso size but her legs and arms were disproportionally small and her thumbs were clubbed. I heard there are...

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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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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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My wife and I are a high risk pregnancy due to RH sensitization. Her antibody levels are still incredibly low and we have been having Ultrasounds...

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my son is 4 yrs old, it is apparent now that he is suffering from pseudo-dwarfism as i did. he has curvature of his legs but his pediatrician is...

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Sir, My sister s son is diagnosed with Growth Harmons problem as his height growth is lower than normal. He is around 12 years of age. Test result...

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