We’re celebrating the vibrant lives of those living with achondroplasia and shining a spotlight on what makes these individuals unique.
Take a quick quiz to test your knowledge about achondroplasia.
What percentage of bones in the body are affected by achondroplasia?
Over 90% of bones in the body are affected by achondroplasia. Because of the way bones grow, physical complications can occur and progress over time.
How many people in the world are affected by achondroplasia — the most common cause of short stature, or dwarfism?
Achondroplasia is a type of skeletal dysplasia. 1 in 25,000 children are born with achondroplasia, and there are about 250,000 people in the world with this condition.
Achondroplasia is caused by a change in what?
A change in the FGFR3 gene is responsible for the development of achondroplasia. Most children with achondroplasia (80%) are born to parents of average stature.
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