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Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It can develop due to a continuous exposure to sun over the years.
Achondroplasia is a rare genetic disorder of bone growth that causes short-limbed dwarfism. It occurs due to mutations in a single gene called the FGFR3.
Acromegaly (Greek-enlargements of the extremities) is a hormonal disorder resulting from excessive production of the growth hormone by the pituitary gland after puberty, often referred as gigantism.
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Leprosy, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, affects any organ like skin, eyes, mucosa, periphery nerves or any other organ. It can cause irriversible disfigurement of the extremities and nerve damage.