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Scenario 2 The patientÃ¢s story ClinicianÃ¢s response Mrs C is concerned about her son who has achondroplasia.
In some cases physical development may be disproportionate, as in achondroplasia, but in others the parts of the body develop proportionately.
Of these, Achondroplasia is the most common, affecting about 80 percent of all little people.
An individual with achondroplasia has disproportionate short stature.
The four most common causes of dwarfism in children are achondroplasia, Turner syndrome, inadequate pituitary function (pituitary dwarfism), and lack of emotional or physical nurturance.