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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Dwarfism-thanatophoric dwarfism By:Eli Herrion Causes. Dwarfism can be caused by any of more than 200 conditions. Causes of proportionate dwarfism include metabolic and hormonal disorders such as growth hormone deficiency. The most common types of dwarfism, known as skeletal dysplasias, are genetic. Symptoms. People with restricted growth (dwarfism) will probably have other symptoms associated with the health condition responsible for their short stature. Symptoms commonly seen in people with proportionate and disproportionate short stature are outlined below. Diagnosis. Measurements. A regular part of a well-baby medical exam is the measurement of height, weight and head circumference.At each visit, your pediatrician will plot these measurements on a chart to show your child's current percentile ranking for each one. This is important for identifying abnormal growth, such as delayed growth or a disproportionately large head. If any trends in these charts are a concern, your pediatrician may make more-frequent measurements. What it's like... When you have Dwarfism. You have it you whole life. Living with dwarfism is not only about being smaller than everyone else. Little people are, by definition and from birth, people who have functional limitations and handicaps. They are limited not only medically by the various complications that often accompany dwarfism (see the section Problems and Complications), but also architecturally by the world around them built for much larger people. Sources "Association Québécoise Des Personnes De Petite Taille." Association Québécoise Des Personnes De Petite Taille. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2015. Research With the discovery of the genetic causes for many of the skeletal dysplasias (forms of dwarfism), much research has been dedicated to understanding how the specific genetic mutations affect bone and its growth.Researchers are figuring out how altering these pathways might lead to increased growth in people with skeletal dysplasias. Making bones grow in individuals with skeletal dysplasias is not just about final adult height, but also reducing the medical complications that often come along with dwarfism. The purpose of this article is to help inform LPA members on the efforts currently being made to understand this research and how it may affect us in the near future.
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