Achondroplasia () is a common cause of dwarfism. It occurs as a sporadic mutation in approximately 75% of cases (associated with advanced paternal age) or may be inherited as an autosomal dominant genetic disorder.
Achondroplastic dwarfs have short stature, with an average adult height of 131Šcentimeters (51.5Šinches) for males and 123Šcentimeters (48.4Šinches) for females. Achondroplastic adults are known to be as short as 62.8 cm (24.7 inches). The disorder itself is caused by a change in the DNA for
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