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« on: October 27, 2012, 11:02:57 AM »
Primordial dwarfism is a form of dwarfism, a genetic abnormality results in short stature(smaller body size in all stages of life).Medical professionals typically diagnose the fetus as being small for the gestational age, or as having intrauterine growth disability when an ultrasound is conducted. Typically, people with this are born with very low birth weights. After birth, growth continues at a stunted rate
The lack of normal growth in the disorder is not due to a deficiency of growth hormone, as in hypo-pituitary dwarfism. Administering growth hormone, therefore, has little or no effect on the growth of the individual with primordial dwarfism. its may be due 2 mutations in the PERICENTRIN (PCNT) were found to cause primordial dwarfism. Pericentrin has a role in cell division, proper chromosome segregation, and cytokines's.