||Achondroplasia is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disease and the most common form of short-limbed dwarfism. The clinical achondroplastic features are: short stature and limbs, enlarged head with prominent forehead, lordosis and a trident aspect of the hand. The intelligence is usually normal. Because of the complexity of the complications (apnea, motor retardation, hydrocephaly, respiratory disorders, spinal stenosis, spinal cord compression) a child with achondroplasia has to be periodically monitored by a multidisciplinary team, especially in the first years of life. Moreover, the role of the psychological counseling is essential for a child with achondroplasia and his family. Also, a better communication network among different specialists and the support associations is needed, in order to create a professional guidance and a normal environment for those who are living with achondroplasia.
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