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Mukuwa Baffoe

on 25 April 2011

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Transcript of Dwarfism

Dwarfism Dwarfism is also known as
Thanatophoric Dysplasia Dwarfism is a severe skeletal disorder.
People like me have exteremly short limbs
and have extra folds of skin on their arms and legs, short ribs, and a narrow chest. It is found in 1 in 20,000 to 50,000
new born babies It is caused by the mutation
in the FGFR3 gene. How is it inherited?
It occurs in people with no history
of the disease in their family. But I since I have it, will be more likely for my children to have it. There is no treatment for the disorder
• Thanatophoric Dwarfism
• Thanatophoric short stature Dwarfism is also known as: Infants with Dwarfism are usually
stillborn or die shortly after birth
because of respiratory failure I have a 50% chance of passing it to my
offspring. My Story
I am one of the many people diagnosed with Dwarfism. Everyday I struggle with breathing because of my underdeveloped lungs. When I go out in public I am usually the center of attention because of my enlarged head and forehead and wide spaced eyes. No one else in my family has the disease but me. Even though I survived birth, life is still difficult because I need extensive medical help. Life with Dwarfism is difficult for me and the many children in America that have it. Research found at
A child with Dwarfism
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