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  • Dwarfism

    Pathophysiology: Dwarfism is generally defined as an adult height that is below 4 feet 10 inches (147 cm) and the average height among individuals with dwarfism is 4 feet (122 cm).

  • Dwarfism

    Symptoms: Low energy levels, increased body fat, weak bones (osteoporosis), dry skin, reduced muscle strength and high cholesterol.

    Treatment: Treatment with injections of a synthetic version of the hormone may increase final height.

  • Dwarfism

    Achondroplasia is the most common type of short-limb dwarfism, occurring in around one in 25,000 children in Australia with both sexes at equal risk. Adult males under 5 feet (1.5 m) tall and females under 4 feet 8 inches (1.4 m) are classified as being short-statured.
 

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