Term dwarfism is used to describe a person of short stature.
It can be
- Disproportionate dwarfism : One or more body parts arerelatively large or small in comparison to those of a normal adult.
- Proportionate dwarfism: The body appears normally proportioned, but is clearly abnormally small.
Dwarfism is not necessarily a disorder. It can be a naturally occurring consequence of a person’s genetics.
Dwarfism can be classified by the location of the shortness or the structure causing it. [Read more...]