Dwarfism

About- Dwarfism or short stature is the shortness in height that results from a genetic or medical condition.
 
There are two main categories
Proportionate short stature (PSS) – a general lack of growth in the body, arms and legs
Disproportionate short stature (DSS) – arms and legs are particularly short
 
Symptoms-
Symptoms of Disproportionate short stature (DSS) 
 A disproportionately large head, with a prominent forehead and a flattened bridge of the nose
 An adult height around 4 feet
 An average-size trunk
 Curved spine (kyphosis) or (scoliosis)
 Hydrocephalus
 Knee pain 
 Limited elbow mobility
 Numbness and weakness in the legs
 Progressive development of bowed legs and lower back
 Repeated ear infections
 Short arms, legs and fingers
 Sleep apnoea
 
Symptoms of proportionate short stature (PSS) 
 Delayed or no sexual development
 General lack of growth throughout the body
 Slower growth rate
 
Causes-
 Achondroplasia
 Growth hormone deficiency
 Hypothyroidism
 Noonan syndrome 
 Poor nutrition
 Prader-Willi syndrome
 Turner syndrome

Specialists to visit
 Endocrinologist

 Medical Geneticist
 Orthopedic Surgeon

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.nhs.uk

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