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FC: By: Katelyn Vance 1-24-12 3B | Dwarfism

1: First case: In Germanic mythology, a dwarf is someone that dwells on the mountain and in earth.

2: Turner Syndrome

3: Cause of disease- Achondroplasia, Turner Syndrome, Inadequate pituitary function, lack of emotional or physical nurturance., prenatal factors.

4: Achondroplasia | People affected by this disorder: People that have myraid medical conditions. People with the disorder of Achondroplasia and growth hormone deficiency.

5: Symptoms/effects: Slow or flat rate of growth, usually less than 2 inches per year. Child will be much shorter than other kids are at the same age. Face appears younger and a chubby body build. In other children, puberty may come late or not at all.

6: Prognosis The earlier the condition is treated, the better the chance that a child will grow to be a near-normal adult child. | Treatments: Growth hormone injections can be given at home. Patients may recieve growth hormone several times a week or once a day.

8: Current Research: Serious chronic illnesses may produce dwarfism along with harsh environmental conditions, such as malnutrition.

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