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  • Achondroplasia
    Achondroplasia occurs when cartilage has difficulty converting to bone, which usually results in dwarfism. This eMedTV article discusses the condition in detail, including the role genetics plays, possible symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • Achondroplasia Causes
    As explained in this eMedTV article, the two achondroplasia causes are a new gene mutation in the FGFR3 gene or inheriting an altered copy of this gene from a parent who already has achondroplasia.
  • Achondroplasia Disease
    Achondroplasia disease is the most common type of short-limbed dwarfism caused by genetic mutations. This eMedTV page discusses the condition in detail, including information on how the condition is passed from parent to child, symptoms, and more.
  • Achondroplasia Dwarfism
    As this eMedTV resource explains, achondroplasia dwarfism occurs when cartilage has difficulty converting to bone, especially in the long bones of the limbs. The causes, symptoms, and treatment options are also discussed.
  • Achondroplasia Dwarfism Disease
    Achondroplasia dwarfism is a rare disease that affects the bones and stunts growth. This eMedTV Web page provides information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of achondroplasia, as well as statistics on inheriting the disease.
  • Achondroplasia Facts
    This eMedTV article deals with basic achondroplasia facts. Achondroplasia is a bone growth disorder that usually results in dwarfism. No cure exists, but there are treatments available to improve achondroplasia-related conditions like obesity.
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