Social Implications of Achondroplasia — A Public Health Review

  • Carlo Vetere
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)


Public health must offer first of all prevention and counselling services in order to reduce the birth of children with malformations. At the same time all interventions which can reduce the handicap should be incentivated when possible within a framework of integrated rehabilitation services. Health maintenance, too, is an important resource in order to teach people how to live with and manage their physical defects.


Genetic Counselling Cranial Capacity Germinal Mosaicism Surgical Lengthening Growth Retarded Child 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Vetere
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  1. 1.Italian Ministry of HealthRomeItaly

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