In 80% of cases, achondroplasia is the result of a spontaneous change in the genetic material of the sperm or egg at conception, in families with no previous history of the condition.
In such cases, the risk of having another child with achondroplasia is low (<1%). However, increasing paternal age has been reported to be a contributing risk factor.
Achondroplasia is a lifelong condition. Should you require financial assistance or emotional support, please approach your doctor for referral to a medical social worker.
Little People of America Little People of America (LPA) supports people of short stature and their families, across the United States and internationally.www.lpaonline.org
MAGIC Foundation The MAGIC Foundation provides support for families of children whose growth is affected for a variety of reasons.www.magicfoundation.org
Club Rainbow SingaporeClub Rainbow Singapore supports and empowers children with chronic illnesses and their families by providing relevant compassionate services in their journey.Tel: 6377 1789 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Achondroplasia brochure.
Subscribe to our mailing list to get the updates to your email inbox...