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ANSWER: What Condition Does Mini-Me Have?

QUESTION: What Condition Does Mini-Me Have?
Achondroplasia Mnemonic Images
 
 
1. What movie is this guy from?: 
Mini-Me is a character played by Verne Troyer in the second and third Austin Powers movies: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember. I actually think I liked the original one best.
 
2. What disorder does he have?
Verne Troyer has ACHONDROPLASIA! This is also known as the most common form of DWARFISM. Patients are short, have macrocephaly, mild hypotonia, short arms/legs, a relatively NORMAL TORSO and “trident-like” fingers. 
 
3. What's the inheritance pattern?
About 15-20% of cases are due to autosomal dominant inheritance. The rest are due to SPORADIC mutations.
 
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QUESTION: What Condition Does Mini-Me Have?
Achondroplasia Mnemonic Images
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