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Dwarfism is a condition causing the body to underdevelop during
Dwarfism may be caused by low blood levels of the growth hormone
(GH) during childhood. This leads to a very short height with arms and legs
that are in proportion to the rest of the body.
Other causes of dwarfism can lead to very short height with arms
and legs that are not in proportion to the rest of the body.
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Alan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology
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