What is Achondrogenesis Type II?

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Achondrongenesis Type II is a form of skeletal dysplasia involving short limbs, a small chest with short ribs and underdevelopment of the lungs. It can also involve the failure of spinal and pelvic bones to properly form, and an enlarged abdomen. Facial malformation may include cleft palate, prominent forehead and a small chin. Fetal issues may include hydrops fetalis, the build up of excess fluid in the body.

For further information on Achondrogenesis Type II visit:

Wikipedia—Achondrogenesis Type 2

OMIM—Achondrogenesis Type II

Genetics Home Reference—Achondrogensis

 

 

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