Sunday, February 13, 2011

The cute little dwarf

Kenadie Jourdin is born with very rare anomaly called “Primordial Dwarfism” which differs from typical dwarfism. rimordial dwarfism is a rare form of dwarfism that results in a smaller body size in all stages of life beginning from before birth.. Most individuals with primordial dwarfism are not diagnosed until they are about 3 years of age. Medical professionals typically diagnose the fetus as being small for the gestational age, or as having intrauterine growth disability when an ultrasound is conducted. The number of persons currently afflicted as high as 100 in North America. It is rare for individuals affected by primordial dwarfism to live past the age of 30.

Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley weighed 2 lbs, 8 ounces when she was born in February 2003. She was not expected to live more than a day, but she has survived. She continued to defy doctors’ expectations and at the age of 8 months, Kenadie was finally diagnosed with primordial dwarfism, a genetic condition that is believed to affect only about 100 people in the world. She isn't expected to grow past about 30 inches or weigh more than 8 pounds.

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