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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Pseudoachondroplasia By: Catherine Life with Pseudoachondroplasia Research for Cures Causes and treatments Sympotoms *resources - Pseudoachondroplasia effects one in every 30,000 people. 1. "Pseudoachondroplasia." Genetics Home Reference. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2015.2. "Pseudoachondroplasia." The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2015."Researchers Find Potential New Drugs For Dwarfism." Medical Daily. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. The cause for Pseudoachondroplasia is a mutation in the COMP gene. It causes the mutation because the COMP protein isbetween cartilage-forming cells.COMP gene mutations result in the production of an abnormal COMP protein that cannot be transported out of the cell. The abnormal protein builds up inside the chondrocyte and ultimately leads to early cell death. Kids that have pseudoachondroplasia also will probably have a variety of orthopedic conditions including: scoliosis, hip pain, joint stiffness and limb shortening. These problems only effect as your child grows. As they grow they will often have many surgeries to fix problems that pseudoachondroplasia Sources Right now there is no cure for PseudoachondroplasiaIn the future there could possible trajectories for drugs that could lessen the effects of the disorder. It is hard to live with Pseudoachondroplasia because they world around them is a lot larger then you so getting thing is not so hard. Also people with Pseudoachondroplasiawill probably have at least 2 surgeries on their headbecause they have hearing and visual problems. Living with Pseudoachondroplasia is very hard. When a kid has pseudoachondroplasia the signs are not shown until the age of two or three whenthe child's growing rate is much slower then other kids. Picture Sources "Images - Google Search." Images -Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2015. for the picture to right "Images - Google Search." Images - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2015. For the picture on the bottom baby with pseudoachondroplastic
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