Achondroplasia is a Greek word meaning "without cartilage formation" and is one of the most common causes of dwarfism. The appearance is of short stature with ... more about Achondroplasia.
Achondroplasia: A disorder characterized by problems with bone growth.
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Prognosis for Achondroplasia
Prognosis for Achondroplasia:
Usually normal life expectancy
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Achondroplasia is a Greek word meaning "without cartilage formation" and is one of the most common causes of dwarfism. The appearance is of short stature with disproportionately short arms and legs and a large head. The characteristic facial features include a prominent forehead and a flattened bridge of the nose.
(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)
Definitions of Achondroplasia:
Hereditary disturbance of epiphyseal chondroblastic growth, causing inadequate enchondral bone formation and resulting in a peculiar form of dwarfism.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
An inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Achondroplasia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Achondroplasia, or a subtype of Achondroplasia,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Achondroplasia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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