Dwarfism Report


Dwarfism. Dwarfism occurs when one person or one animal is short in stature which is the result from a medical condition caused by slow growing.In humans, dwarfism is sometimes defined as an adult height of less than 4 feet 10 inches (58 in; 147 cm.)In cases of normal dwarfism, the body appears normally proportioned, but is unusually small.There is no single treatment for dwarfism.

Characteristics and Symptoms:

"A typical characteristic of dwarfism is an adult height of less than 147 cm (4 ft 10 in) Since those with dwarfism have such a wide range of physical characteristics. Disproportionate dwarfism is characterized by one or more body parts being unusually large or small compared to the rest of the body". Some of the Dwarfism symptoms are: "an average-size trunk,Short arms and legs, with particularly short upper arms and upper legs,Short fingers, often with a wide separation between the middle and ring fingers,Limited mobility at the elbows,A disproportionately large head, with a prominent forehead and a flattened bridge of the nose Progressive development of bowed legs,Progressive development of swayed lower back,An adult height around 4 feet (122 cm)"

What is the affected chromosome?:

The affected chromosome in Dwarfism is chromosome #4 .Achondroplasia is a single gene disorder caused by certain mutations in the gene on chromosome 4. The disease is described as dominant because only one copy of the gene need be mutated before symptoms develop.

What is the population that is mostly affected by Dwarfism:

Anybody can be affected by dwarfism there is no most affected population.

How many people have Dwarfism and how many newborns have Dwarfism?:

It's about 25,000 people.

Who discovered the disease and what year:

The first scientist to mention Dwarfism was Pierre Maroteaux, in a French physician and scientist in 1994.

Why did I choose the disease? & Do I Know anyone with the disease?:

I choose this disease because i know people with Dwarfism and I also think that it is a really interesting disease. I know a girl she is and 9th grader and she lives in Mexico. I also know a couple their names are Bill & Jen then have a T.V. show and I always like to see it.

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