Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 @ 3:54 PM
Primordial dwarfism is a rare form of dwarfism that results in a smaller body size in all stages of life beginning before birth.
The five subtypes of Primordial Dwarfism are the most severe forms of the 200 types of dwarfism, and it is estimated that there are only 100 individuals in world history with the disorder, 40 of them in the US.
It is unlikely that sufferers of primordial dwarfism will live past the age of 30.
Since primordial dwarfism disorders are extremely rare, misdiagnosis is common.
Because children with PD do not grow like other children, poor nutrition, a metabolic disorder, or a digestive disorder may be diagnosed initially.
The correct diagnosis of PD may not be made until the child is 5 years old and it becomes apparent that the child has severe dwarfism.
What causes primordial dwarfism is not yet known, and there are as yet no effective treatments for the disorder.
Kinda sad to hear this story, people born to be in that way. If u havent seen the Tyra Show on this issue visit here to learn more : http://telepicturesblog.warnerbros.com/tyrashow/2007/04/understanding_primordial_dwarf.html