acondroplasia

The Association is a point of reference for people with achondroplasia and their families .

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Via Valmasino, 8 - 04011

Aprilia (LT)

Italy


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We deal with the issues of the Achondroplasia in all its aspects and to pursue exclusively social solidarity aims to all the people acondroplasiche, their family members, and all other conditions

where there is a low stature.

For adults

For teenagers

For parents

We want to address and solve any need of the common life, from self to self, from the single life to the relationship of the couple and of the genitorialita' of an adult with Achondroplasia

We support you in this very important moment of your life, by providing psychological support and expert advice

We follow the parents of children looking into it and spoke, especially in the moment of "Birth defect" and in the developmental age of the child.

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WHAT is ACHONDROPLASIA

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Acondroplasia

​DNA

The ACP is caused by alterations in a gene located in chromosome 4. The alteration of this gene primarily affects the cartilage cells of the growth.

In about nine cases out of 10 patients suffering from ACP were born from the parents is absolutely normal with the alterations that occur at the moment of conception.


Achondroplasia (ACP) affects approximately 1 in every 25,000 of live births. And a genetic disease characterized by a lack of development of the long bones of the limbs.



SYMPTOMS

Diagnosis and Therapy

The average height of adults is about 130 cm in the males and 125 cm in females. People with ACP have normal intelligence. Also the sexual development and life are in the norm. Despite their short stature, many people with lead a life full and satisfying.


There is still no therapy that can heal from the ACP. Currently, one of the possibilities to improve the quality of life of patients, is orthopaedic surgery, to correct the curvature of the back and increase height.


our centers of reference

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NORTHERN ITALY

southern italy and the islands

the centre of italy

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In this section there are details of the main reference centres of the Central Italy and its contacts

In this section there are details of the main reference centres in the South of Italy and its contacts

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