Pediatric achondroplasia (dwarfism)

Achondroplasia (achon·​dro·​pla·​sia) or dwarfism is a rare genetic disorder causing cartilage to not form normally. 

What is pediatric achondroplasia (dwarfism)?

Achondroplasia is an autosomal dominate disease which means that only one abnormal gene inherited from a single parent can lead to this condition. Boys reach an average height of about 4 feet, 4 inches. Girls reach an average height of about 4 feet, 1 inch.

Risk factors

Most babies born with achondroplasia have no family history of it. However, having a parent with achondroplasia increases the risk of being born with this condition.

What are the signs and symptoms of pediatric achondroplasia (dwarfism)?

How is pediatric achondroplasia (dwarfism) diagnosed?

Pediatric achondroplasia (dwarfism) doctors and providers