Achondroplasia

By Alex Dollins

Title&Basic Info

Achondroplasia is a disorder of bone growth. People who have achondroplasia , either one of their parents has it and they got it from them . Another way you could have gotten achondroplasia is that all people who have a single copy of the normal FGFR3 gene and a single copy of the FGFR3 gene motion.

Charatistics

Symptoms for achondroplasia is a large head, short stature,breathing problems and difficultly with walking. You would have a hard time getting to class ,work, home and driving . Couldn't participate in PE. When you get a cold it would be harder for you to breathe. It's a normal life expectancy as long as you take care of yourself.

Cause

The gene mutation is FGFR3.

Treatment

There is no treatment . you do have to take take of yourself though.