primordial dwarf


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primordial dwarf

A dwarf who has a selective deficiency of growth hormone but otherwise normal endocrine function.
See also: dwarf
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"But they admitted they weren't 100 per cent certain." In August, Margaret was invited to the Walking With Giants Foundation annual convention organised by the parents of young primordial dwarf Alex Connerty, from Liverpool.
No primordial dwarf has ever fathered a child and they rarely live beyond 30.
In his first year little Alex - who, at 29ins high is Britain's only primordial dwarf - had suffered terribly with seven collapsed lungs, a cardiac arrest and a series of on-going epileptic fits.
The three-year-old, who is Merseyside's only primordial dwarf, has his very own custom-made bed, table and chairs, shelves, coat stand and wardrobe designed for him.
Stephanie, who has a rare growth condition that makes her a primordial dwarf, needs help and needs it now.
The event - the country's first primordial dwarf convention - will see leading experts meet families living with the ultra-rare condition.
Stephanie Campbell, 10, is Scotland's only primordial dwarf - and one of just 100 people in the world with the illness.
Last year, ECHO readers helped to raise pounds 40,000 for three-year-old Alex, who is Merseyside's only primordial dwarf, as part of our Walking With Giants campaign.