Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Achondroplasia Symptoms

Symptoms and findings of achondroplasia include:

  • Short stature:
    • Short arms and legs
  • Extra skin folds on the limbs
  • Bow legs
  • Exaggerated swaying of the lower back
  • Large head with a prominent forehead
  • Disproportionately small middle portion of face

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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Achondroplasia References
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