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Rare case of dwarfism subject of new doc

Finn Davidge-Hesketh, a four-year-old British girl, stars in a new Channel Five documentary about microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type 2 (MOPD II), a rare form of dwarfism that leaves sufferers less than half the average size of children their own age and prone to potentially fatal brain afflictions. The film Extraordinary People: Britain's Tiniest Toddlers features Davidge-Hesketh and two other children suffering from MOPD II.
April 15, 2009

Finn Davidge-Hesketh, a four-year-old British girl, stars in a new Channel Five documentary about microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type 2 (MOPD II), a rare form of dwarfism that leaves sufferers less than half the average size of children their own age and prone to potentially fatal brain afflictions. The film Extraordinary People: Britain’s Tiniest Toddlers features Davidge-Hesketh and two other children suffering from MOPD II.

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