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Cause &Cure

Cause: Achondroplasia is caused by a mutation in a gene that helps develop and maintain the structure of bone and brain tissue. This is called the FGFR3 gene and is found on chromosome four. It is a autosomal dominant gene.


Treatment/ Cure: Limb-lengthening surgery is a surgery that some achondroplastics have used and many have been pleased with the results. There is also a hormone-growth treatment.  Even though the treatment make people with achondroplasia grow faster for the first year of treatment it does not make them grow taller.

gene & protein that is responsible for disease

this is a type of growth hormone

This is a pedigree for achondroplasia

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