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How is dwarfism diagnosed?

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Some forms of dwarfism are noticeable at birth or during infancy and can be diagnosed through X-rays and a physical exam. Other forms are diagnosed through genetic testing. In some cases, prenatal testing is done if there is concern for specific conditions.

SOURCES:
Texas Woman's University: "Dwarfism."
Little People of America: "Frequently Asked Questions."
Nemours Foundation: "Dwarfism."
March of Dimes: "Quick References: Fact Sheets: Achondroplasia."
The University of Delaware: "Dwarfism."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 8, 2020

SOURCES:
Texas Woman's University: "Dwarfism."
Little People of America: "Frequently Asked Questions."
Nemours Foundation: "Dwarfism."
March of Dimes: "Quick References: Fact Sheets: Achondroplasia."
The University of Delaware: "Dwarfism."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 8, 2020

From: Dwarfism

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