Skeletal Dysplasia

Below you will find more information about Skeletal Dysplasia from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Skeletal Dysplasia it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Skeletal Dysplasia and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Skeletal Dysplasia comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Skeletal dysplasia is the medical term used to describe persons with short stature. It is also referred to as dwarfism.

Diagnosis

Skeletal dysplasia can be diagnosed through genetic testing and MRI.

Treatment

There is now exact treatment to correct the disorder. Immune functions and other symptoms can only be managed by taking drugs as well as physical therapies.

Symptoms and Signs

Persons with skeletal dysplasia display certain features such as short stature, an abnormally large head, stubby fingers, poor eyesight and low birth weight.

Causes

Skeletal dysplasia is a result of genetic defects and metabolic disorders in a person's chromosomes. The causes can be autosomal dominant as well as autosomal recessive.

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