Other Names for this Disease
- Achondroplastic dwarfism
Your QuestionMy 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?
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Siblings of people with achondroplasia who are of average height do not have an increased risk to have a child with achondroplasia. Those who do have an increased risk to have a child with achondroplasia are people who have the condition themselves and people of average height who already have one child with achondroplasia (there is a very small chance of having more than one affected child).
Last updated: 1/17/2013
- Pauli RM. Achondroplasia. GeneReviews. February 16, 2012; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1152/. Accessed 1/17/2013.