A dwarf is a person of short stature - under 4' 10" as an adult. More than 200 different conditions can cause dwarfism. A single type, called achondroplasia, causes about 70 percent of all dwarfism. Achondroplasia is a genetic condition that ...1

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Symptoms of Dwarfism

Symptoms: Some people with restricted growth (dwarfism) have health problems. But for many, the only sign is short height. ...Source: NHS Choices UK2 ...

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Causes of Dwarfism

Causes of PSS: The most common cause of PSS is being born to small parents, but it's sometimes the result of the body not producing enough growth hormone. Certain genetic syndromes, such as Turner syndrome, Noonan syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome ...3

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Causes List for Dwarfism

Some possible causes of Dwarfism or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Dwarfism

There are 2 main types of restricted growth:

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Diagnosis of Dwarfism

Diagnosis: Some types of dwarfism can be identified through prenatal testing if a doctor suspects a particular condition and tests for it. However, most cases are not identified until after the child is born. In those instances, the doctor makes ...6

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Treatments: Dwarfism

Treatment for restricted growth Treatment with growth hormone injections may benefit some people with restricted growth and can help a child with the condition grow more than they otherwise would. In cases of DSS where the legs are particularly short ...7

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Names and Terminology

Related Diseases: The following diseases are related to Dwarfism. If you have a question about any of these diseases, you can contact GARD.

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ dwarfism.html
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ restricted-growth/ symptoms/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Restricted-growth/ 
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Restricted-growth/ 
  6. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 1988/ dwarfism
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Restricted-growth/ 

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