The genetic or medical condition which restricts the growth and result in short stature is referred to as dwarfism. An adult height of 4 feet 10 inches or less is generally known as dwarfism. The average height of an adult with dwarfism is 4 feet. The treatment for most dwarfism conditions may not increase the stature but they will lessen the complications. Few symptoms of dwarfism includes average-size trunk, short arms and legs, mobility at the elbows is limited, development of bowed legs, short neck, flattened cheekbones, clubfoot, Vision and hearing problems etc. Most of the dwarfism conditions are genetic disorders and causes for few of the conditions is not yet known. The genetic condition in mothers egg or fathers sperm result in dwarfism in most of the cases. Sometimes growth hormone deficiency may also be the reason for short stature. Treatment methods may include surgery, limb lengthening, and hormone therapy.
Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science is an official journal of OMICS group international that publishes the articles related to Dwarfism. The peer review followed by Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science is single blind peer review process. This sort of review process will enable the authors to make the required manipulations and improve the quality of their work as per the experts opinion
Last date updated on July, 2014