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- achondrogenesis type IA (Houston-Harris type)
- achondrogenesis type IB (Fraccaro type)
- achondrogenesis type II (Langer-Saldino type)
Achondrogenesis is a group of rare disorders characterized by extreme short-limb dwarfism, abnormal development of ribs and other skeletal abnormalities. The health problems associated with these conditions are life-threatening and most affected infants die before birth, are stillborn or die shortly after birth of respiratory failure. Achondrogenesis type IA and type IB, are autosomal recessive genetic conditions. Achondrogenesis type II is an autosomal dominant genetic condition.
Human Growth Foundation
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Little People of America, Inc.
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Tustin, CA 92780
Restricted Growth Association
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Coalition for Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue (CHDCT)
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Washington, DC 20008
Compassionate Friends - Supporting Family After A Child Dies
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Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
European Skeletal Dysplasia Network
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International Centre for Life
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