Dwarfism Jeopardy
True/False   Cures and   Dwarfism   Miscellaneous
             Treatment



  10           10         10...
People with dwarfism do not live a
             normal life.
• False, people with dwarfism live just like
  dwarfism. The ...
Achondroplasia is the only type of
             dwarfism.
• False, there are many other kinds such as
  Achondroplasia, Di...
There is no cure to dwarfism.
• True; there is no cure, but there is treatment for
  most types of dwarfism
No one can be a carrier for dwarfism.

• True, because dwarfism is autosomal
  dominant.
Most dwarfism cases are caused by
spontaneous genetic mutation in the egg
            or sperm cell.
• True; there are man...
Are there any cures or treatments for
             Dwarfism?
• There are no cures, but there are many
  treatments
What are some common surgical
              treatments?
• Inserting metal staples or rods into the ends of
  long bones
• ...
How does hormone therapy help
       people with dwarfism?
• The growth hormone deficiency is treated with
  injections of...
Can a person get treated after they are
      diagnosed with dwarfism?
• In most cases, there are no treatments.
Is dwarfism an intellectual disability?

• Dwarfism is not an intellectual disability. A
  person who has dwarfism is typi...
What is dwarfism?
• Dwarfism is a condition characterized by short
  stature
What is the most common type
• Achondroplasia
What is the most common way
       dwarfism is passed on?
• Most are caused by a spontaneous genetic
  mutation in the egg...
How is dwarfism found before birth?
• Some types of dwarfism can be identified
  through prenatal testing if a doctor susp...
How is dwarfism found after birth?
• The doctor makes a diagnosis based on the
  child's appearance, failure to grow, and ...
Is dwarfism passed by males and
               females?
• It can be passed to the offspring by the male or
  the female.
What is autosomal?
• Autosomal means that it lies on one of the
  non-sex chromosomes, and is not in the X or Y
  chromoso...
What does dominant mean in a cross
           for dwarfism?
• Dominant means that only one of the 2
  chromosomes with the...
Is genetic mutations the only cause for
              dwarfism?
• No
• Chromosomal abnormalities, pituitary gland
  disord...
When do you know if you are
       diagnosed with dwarfism?
• A person with dwarfism is usually diagnosed
  with dwarfism ...
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  1. 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. 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. 3. Achondroplasia is the only type of dwarfism. • False, there are many other kinds such as Achondroplasia, Diastrophic Dysplasia, and Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasias
  4. 4. There is no cure to dwarfism. • True; there is no cure, but there is treatment for most types of dwarfism
  5. 5. No one can be a carrier for dwarfism. • True, because dwarfism is autosomal dominant.
  6. 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. 7. Are there any cures or treatments for Dwarfism? • There are no cures, but there are many treatments
  8. 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. 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. 10. Can a person get treated after they are diagnosed with dwarfism? • In most cases, there are no treatments.
  11. 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. 12. What is dwarfism? • Dwarfism is a condition characterized by short stature
  13. 13. What is the most common type • Achondroplasia
  14. 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. 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. 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. 17. Is dwarfism passed by males and females? • It can be passed to the offspring by the male or the female.
  18. 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. 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. 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. 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

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