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Dwarfism

Dwarfism: Introduction

Dwarfism: Short stature. There are several types of dwarfism: acromelic (short hand and foot bones), mesomelic (short forearm and lower leg bones) and rhizomelic (short upper arm and leg bones). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dwarfism is available below.

Symptoms of Dwarfism

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Dwarfism:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Dwarfism?

Dwarfism: Related Patient Stories

Dwarfism: Deaths

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Types of Dwarfism

Causes of Dwarfism

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Disease Topics Related To Dwarfism

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Dwarfism: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Dwarfism

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Dwarfism: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Dwarfism

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Dwarfism:

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Prognosis for Dwarfism

Prognosis for Dwarfism: Usually normal life expectancy

Research about Dwarfism

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Clinical Trials for Dwarfism

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Dwarfism include:

Statistics for Dwarfism

Dwarfism: Broader Related Topics

Dwarfism Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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Definitions of Dwarfism:

A genetic abnormality resulting in short stature - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Dwarfism is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Dwarfism, or a subtype of Dwarfism, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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