Social Implications of Achondroplasia — A Public Health View
In most cases, a child with Achondroplasia will be born unexpectedly to parents of normal size. There will be no previous family history. The affected child is the result of a rare genetic mutation. Such a child could go unrecognized for several months, particularly if the birth takes place at home or in a small, local hospital. It is only when one parent is already affected that an immediate diagnosis is usually made.
KeywordsAffected Child Social Implication Rare Genetic Mutation Nursery School Restrict Growth
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