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20 Facts About Dwarfism

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Here are some facts about dwarfism.

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Television has increased the public's awareness of dwarfism. Report Abuse
Some famous dwarfs include: Jen Arnold, Kenny Baker, Billy Barty, Gary Coleman, Peter Dinklage, Amy Roloff, Shorty Rossi, and Hervé Villechaize.
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Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism. Report Abuse
One out of 26,000 to 40,000 babies each year are born with this disorder.
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It both parents have achondroplasia dwarfism, there is a 50% percent chance that the baby will inherit achondroplasia. Report Abuse
There is also a one in four chance that the baby won't inherit the condition and a one in four chance that the baby will inherit a form of achondroplasia that will result in death.
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The word midget is offensive. Report Abuse
Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of the first to use the word in some of her books. P.T. Barnum also popularized the word when he made little people a part of his circus. The correct term to use today is little people.
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There are many characteristics that indicate a child may have achondroplasia. Report Abuse
They include: short stature or limbs, a large head and forehead, flat bridge of the nose, crowded teeth, broad or flat feet, bowed legs or weak muscle tone.
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Dwarfism is not a a disease. It is a genetic modification. Report Abuse
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Although dwarfism is not a disability, they are nonetheless protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Report Abuse
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Most little people lead fairly long and productive lives. Report Abuse
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Primordial dwarfs are the smallest people in the world. Report Abuse
In fact, most primordial dwarfs do not live past the age of 30.
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There are more than 200 types of dwarfism. Report Abuse
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One of the most famous dwarfs of the 1800s was General Tom Thumb, Charles Sherwood Stratton. Report Abuse
He performed in P.T. Barnum's circus. He was famous worldwide and married a fellow little person, Lavinia Warren.
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I'm sorry, last time i checked, the greatest showman was a movie. I thought i was reading facts about real life
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In the past, people with dwarfism were treated with digust. Report Abuse
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Most types of Dwarfism have medical complications. Report Abuse
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Airbags can be hazardous for little people. Report Abuse
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The only effective way for people who suffer from dwarfism to gain height is to go through leg-lengthening surgery. Report Abuse
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Dwarfism is not a form of mental retardation. Report Abuse
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Dwarfism can occur in animals as well as humans. Report Abuse
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Dwarfism affects all races. Report Abuse
In fact, 80% of little people are born to average size parents.
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People with dwarfism are usually no taller than 4 feet 10 inches. Report Abuse
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Over 600,000 people in the world have some form of dwarfism. Report Abuse
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that is crazy all those people out there with dwarfism
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