Achondroplastic Dwarfism

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Definition

Achondroplastic Dwarfism is a medical condition characterized by the occurrence of the disturbance of the growth of the bones.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through physical examination of the patient and undergoing imaging tests such as X-rays.

Treatment

At present there is no treatment available for the Achondroplastic Dwarfism.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes decreased muscle tone, spinal stenosis, spinal curvatures, frontal bossing, abnormal appearance of the long and ring fingers, and short arms and legs.

Causes

It is an inherited autosomal dominant trait.

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