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S: Achondroplasia

FC: Achondroplasia | A disorder of bone growth that causes the most common type of dwarfism

1: Achondroplasia literally means "without cartilage formation" ... this is a misnomer because this condition actually keeps cartilage from becoming bone or "ossifying."

2: There is 50% chance of acquiring this genetic mutation if your parents carry the gene.

3: Parents

4: This condition affects 1 in 25,000 Worlwide

5: These guys are one in a million!

7: A characteristic of Achondroplasia is disproportionately short limbs.

9: Life Expectancy | On average patients who suffer from Achondroplasia can expect to live a normal life span

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  • By: Tom Z.
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  • Title: Achondroplasia
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  • Started: almost 7 years ago
  • Updated: almost 7 years ago