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Dwarfism: Introduction

Dwarfism: An abnormally short individual. See detailed information below for a list of 119 causes of Dwarfism, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Dwarfism:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dwarfism. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Dwarfism

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Causes of Types of Dwarfism:

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Dwarfism: Symptom Checker

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Dwarfism Treatments

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Dwarfism: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dwarfism may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Dwarfism

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Dwarfism: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Dwarfism

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but more »

Dwarfism: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Dwarfism

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Dwarfism: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Dwarfism:

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

Condition of being undersized as a result of premature arrest of skeletal growth.
- (Source - CRISP)

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 Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Dwarfism

The list below shows some of the causes of Dwarfism mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Dwarfism?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dwarfism. Of the 119 causes of Dwarfism that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 112 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dwarfism:

The following list of conditions have 'Dwarfism' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Dwarfism:

The following list of medical conditions have Dwarfism or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.




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Classifications of Dwarfism:

Medical Conditions associated with Dwarfism:

Short stature (1396 causes), Poor growth (2366 causes), Growth symptoms (2485 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Deformity symptoms (1826 causes), Developmental problems (4007 causes), Infant symptoms (2900 causes), Child health symptoms (230 causes)

Symptoms related to Dwarfism:

Short stature (1396 causes), Large head (204 causes), Goldblatt syndrome, Dwarfism (119 causes), Moore Federman syndrome, Psychosocial dwarfism, Growth failure (955 causes), Pituitary dwarfism, Skeletal dysplasia, Constitutional growth delay, Hypopituitarism (22 causes), Achondroplasia

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