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  • 1. Dwarfism Jeopardy True/False Cures and Dwarfism Miscellaneous Treatment 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 30 30 30 30 40 40 40 40 50 50 50 50
  • 2. People with dwarfism do not live a normal life. • False, people with dwarfism live just like dwarfism. The only problems they have are with growth hormones.
  • 3. Achondroplasia is the only type of dwarfism. • False, there are many other kinds such as Achondroplasia, Diastrophic Dysplasia, and Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasias
  • 4. There is no cure to dwarfism. • True; there is no cure, but there is treatment for most types of dwarfism
  • 5. No one can be a carrier for dwarfism. • True, because dwarfism is autosomal dominant.
  • 6. Most dwarfism cases are caused by spontaneous genetic mutation in the egg or sperm cell. • True; there are many causes, but most are caused by genetic mutation in the egg or sperm cells
  • 7. Are there any cures or treatments for Dwarfism? • There are no cures, but there are many treatments
  • 8. What are some common surgical treatments? • Inserting metal staples or rods into the ends of long bones • Dividing a limb bone, straightening it and inserting metal plates
  • 9. How does hormone therapy help people with dwarfism? • The growth hormone deficiency is treated with injections of a synthetic version of the hormone
  • 10. Can a person get treated after they are diagnosed with dwarfism? • In most cases, there are no treatments.
  • 11. Is dwarfism an intellectual disability? • Dwarfism is not an intellectual disability. A person who has dwarfism is typically of normal intelligence and lives a normal life.
  • 12. What is dwarfism? • Dwarfism is a condition characterized by short stature
  • 13. What is the most common type • Achondroplasia
  • 14. What is the most common way dwarfism is passed on? • Most are caused by a spontaneous genetic mutation in the egg or sperm cells prior to conception
  • 15. How is dwarfism found before birth? • Some types of dwarfism can be identified through prenatal testing if a doctor suspects a particular condition and tests for it.
  • 16. How is dwarfism found after birth? • The doctor makes a diagnosis based on the child's appearance, failure to grow, and X-rays of the bones
  • 17. Is dwarfism passed by males and females? • It can be passed to the offspring by the male or the female.
  • 18. What is autosomal? • Autosomal means that it lies on one of the non-sex chromosomes, and is not in the X or Y chromosome
  • 19. What does dominant mean in a cross for dwarfism? • Dominant means that only one of the 2 chromosomes with the mutation is required to acquire dwarfism • That means that there is a 50% chance that a child of someone with achondroplasia will also have it.
  • 20. Is genetic mutations the only cause for dwarfism? • No • Chromosomal abnormalities, pituitary gland disorders (which influence growth and metabolism), absorptive problems (when the body can't absorb nutrients adequately), and kidney disease can all lead to short stature if a child fails to grow at a normal rate
  • 21. When do you know if you are diagnosed with dwarfism? • A person with dwarfism is usually diagnosed with dwarfism after they are born or after 1-3 years