World's Smallest Girl

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She's India's Jyoti Amge, 14-year-old, standing at 23 inches tall and weighing in at just 11 pounds. She has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. According to Wikipedia, Achondroplasia is a type of autosomal dominant genetic disorder that is a common cause of dwarfism. Achondroplastic dwarfs have short stature, with an average adult height of 131 cm (4 feet 3.8 inches) for males and 123 cm (4 feet 0.6 inches) for females. The prevalence is approximately one out of every 25,000 births and occurs in all races. Achondroplasia is a disorder of bone growth. According to Jyoti Amge's mother , Jyoti seemed quite normal when was born, and they just came to know about her disorder when she was five. After consultation, the specialist told them that Jyoti will be this size all of her life. According to published reports, Jyoti Amge told Britain's Sunday Mirror that she enjoys the celebrity status her height has brought her. "I love the attention I get," she told the paper. "I'm just the same as other people. I eat like you, dream like you. I don't feel any different."

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