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'People crowd around us. Everyone teases us': The Indian dwarf family where nine out of 11 relatives all suffer the ...

Daily Mail - Jan 30, 2017
An Indian family have spoken of how they are laughed at on the street as nine out of 11 relatives are dwarfs. The Chauhan family, from Hyderabad, Telangana, are affected by the genetic condition Achondroplasia, which causes short limbed dwarfism.

Local boy prepares for Dwarfism World Olympics

Hamilton Journal News - Feb 14, 2017
The Woodland Elementary School fifth-grader, who has achondroplasia, is preparing for the Dwarfism Olympics in Canada this August. “Achondroplasia is a bone growth disorder that causes dwarfism; an individual has an average-sized torso but shorter legs ...

Achondroplasia: Everyone Teases Us – Indian Dwarf Family Laments

BuzzNigeria.com - Jan 31, 2017
The Ram Raj's family living in the Indian city of Hyderabad always stood out in a crowd – because nine of the 11 family members are dwarfs- affected by a genetic condition called Achondroplasia. Fifty-two-year-old Ram Raj Chauhan is the head of the ...

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Achondroplasia - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References - SECOND EDITION

by: Icon Group International
This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to Achondroplasia. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with research dedicated to Achondroplasia.
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Never Sell Yourself Short

by: Stephanie Riggs
Fourteen-year-old Josh was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. In this photo-essay, Josh talks about his life, describing the challenges he faces along with his plans for the future.
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Achondroplasia: Causes, Tests, and Treatment Options

by: Jennifer Garland MA
Achondroplasia is a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature and other physical defects. This means that if you suffer from achondroplasia, you may have deformed bones resulting in physical abnormalities. Achondroplasia can result in physical defects such as short arms and legs and an abnormally large head. You may also be unable to move your elbow fully. Sometimes, this disorder is a result of genetics. But most of the cases of achondroplasia are free of any related family history and occur because of a random mutation of the genes.
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Human Achondroplasia: A Multidisciplinary Approach

1. In the lumbar spinal canal of the achondroplast there is decreased cross-sectional area. In addition the intervertebral foramina are narrow. These changes result in reduced area for the dural sac and exiting spinal nerves. 2. There is associated thoracolumbar kyphosis and a lumbosacral hyperlordosis. These sagittal plane changes result in increased tension on the dural sac and nerves. 3. With aging there is disc degeneration with disc space narrowing and osteophyte formation. In addition facet hypertrophy with osteophyte formation are common.
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What is achondroplasia? Achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that causes dwarfism. This video discusses the pathophysiology, as well as ...

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Achondroplasia - CRASH! Medical Review Series

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Achondroplasia - Carys and George's story

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