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Age, Expected Outcome & Progression
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Age of Onset: People are born with achondroplasia.

 

Expected Outcome: Adult achondroplastics are said to live nomally and are able to do a lot of activities people without the disease can do. 

 

Progression of the Disease Over Time: Children with achondroplasia grow at a slower rate to a shorter height. Adults may develop arthritis in later years.

 

Prevalence in Certain Populations: The number of males and females with achondroplasia are about equal and it affects all races. About 1 in every 40,000 children have this disease. 

 

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