Achondroplasia / Dwarfism
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Achondroplasia is a disorder of bone growth that causes the most common type of growth hormone deficiency.
It affects about 1 in 15,000 to 1 in 40,000 births, and it occurs in all races and in both sexes (1).
People concerned about the condition in their families may wonder, "What causes achondroplasia?" In most cases, this common type of short-limbed dwarfism is related to a genetic mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 gene. However, one or both parents passing the altered gene to their children is also what causes achondroplasia.
***There are currently 3 children listed on Reeces Rainbow with dwarfism. They are all beautiful and very much need a family to give them unconditional love and acceptance!