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Achondroplasia

Other Names for this Disorder

  • ACH

  • Achondroplastic dwarfism

Similar and Co-occurring Disorders

  • Hypochondroplasia

  • Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia with congenital joint dislocations

  • Leri-weill dyschondrosteosis

  • Craniosynostosis

  • Brittle bone disorder

  • Synostosis

  • Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita

  • Crouzon syndrome

  • Chanatophoric dysplasia, type i

  • Scoliosis

Symptoms

  • Dwarfism

  • Limited range of motion at elbows

  • Large head size

  • Small fingers

  • Normal intelligence

  • Breathing apnea

  • Obesity

  • Recurrent ear infections 

  • Curved spine

  • Narrowing spinal canal

  • Buildup of fluid in the brain

Associated Genes

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