SPECIFIC TYPES OF DWARFISM
The most frequently diagnosed cause of short stature is achondroplasia, a genetic condition that results in disproportionately short arms and legs. Other relatively common genetic conditions that result in disproportionate short stature include spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SEDc), diastrophic dysplasia, pseudoachondroplasia, hypochondroplasia, and osteogenesis imperfecta (O). While ther are over 200 different types of dwarfism, below are more profiles with more details regarding specific types of dwarfism. We look forward to adding to this list in the future to offer a better understanding of the different types of dwarfism. Click on the photos below to learn more.
Below is a collection of personal stories and insight into how it is to live with a specific type of dwarfism. These are viewpoints based on personal experience and do not necessarily portray everyone’s experience with a certain type of dwarfism.