People of average height may have misconceptions about people with dwarfism. Tolkiendescribing a race of characters in his The Lord of the Rings books resembling Norse dwarfs. See your child's doctor if you have any concerns about your child's growth or overall development. Genetic mutations of most forms of dwarfism caused by bone dysplasia cannot be altered yet, so therapeutic interventions are typically aimed at preventing or reducing pain or physical disability, increasing adult height, or mitigating psychosocial stresses and enhancing social adaptation. Burlew wheel cell simple astigmatism. UK Child Growth Foundation. Accessed May 15,
Dwarfism is usually caused by a genetic variant; achondroplasia is caused by a mutation on chromosome 4.
This comparison often brings up the argument of one can not compare the history of both these words. I actually find the term little people to be patronising, each to their own. Mark Evanier; originally published in Comics Buyer's Guide. Sign up using Email and Password. The average adult height among people with dwarfism is 4 feet cm.