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Lauren Kuhnke

on 28 October 2014

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Transcript of Dwarfism

Dwarfism is a condition of short stature

Adult height of 4 feet 10 inches or under(according to LPA)
Genetic Basis
Spontaneous Mutation


A very short trunk.
A short neck.
Shortened arms and legs.
Slightly flattened cheekbones.
Opening in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate)
Hip deformities that result in thighbones turning inward.
Relatively proportionate to normal human body but smaller

Since the symptoms are often visible there is no need for a true "diagnosis"

But there is testing to determine what KIND of Dwarfism they have.
Limb Surgery
Metal Plates
Spinal Surgery
Metal Rods
Narrow Spine
by,Lauren Kuhnke

Disorder affecting bones and cartilage

Body parts are not the same relative size as non dwarf
Bringing Awareness

Benaroch, Roy. "Dwarfism." Children's Health. 6 Nov. 2012. Web. 26 Oct. 2014. <http://www.webmd.com/children/dwarfism-causes-treatments>.

"Dwarfism and Bone Dysplasias Treatment Options." Seattle Children Hospital. Web. 26 Oct. 2014. <http://www.seattlechildrens.org/medical-conditions/chromosomal-genetic-conditions/dwarfism-treatment/>.

"Http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dwarfism/basics/definition/con-20032297." Mayo Clinic. 11 Sept. 2014. Web. 26 Oct. 2014. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dwarfism/basics/symptoms/con-20032297>.

"Pituitary Dwarfism Syndrome." The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders. Ed. Brigham Narins. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 21 Oct. 2014.
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