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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Other Names for this Disease
  • ACH
  • Achondroplastic dwarfism
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  • My sister has achondroplasia. There are no other cases in the family. My husband's family does not have a history of achondroplasia.  What are the chances of my future children having achondroplasia? Click here for answer

  • Is prenatal diagnosis available for achondroplasia? Click here for answer

  • Can a couple have a child with achondroplasia if one of the parents have the syndrome? Click here for answer

  • My son has achondroplasia. He can sit up without support, but he does not walk, talk, or interact much with his surrounding environment. I have seen many specialists in my country. I am worried about his delays. Most doctors have recommended that I watch and wait. I would like to learn more about langauge and motor development in children with achondroplasia. How are infants and children with achondroplasia treated? Click here for answer