Gaten Matarazzo, a XNUMX-year-old actor known for playing the role of Dustin Henderson in Stranger Things, in the past few hours he shared on his profile Instagram a photo of him on a hospital bed, just before undergoing yet another surgery for his cleidocranial dysplasia, a rare skeletal disorder that affects the growth of bones and teeth. The post in question was literally stormed by fans and colleagues, wishing him to recover as soon as possible and with several demonstrations of affection. In addition to his role in Stranger Things, Matarazzo was also a guest of Prank Encounters, US horror / comedy television series also distributed by Netflix.
Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) is a skeletal disease characterized by open fontanelles (weak spot), small or absent collarbones (clavicles), and multiple dental abnormalities. It is a genetic birth defect caused by mutations in the RUNX2 gene. every million births. It can be passed on from an affected parent or it can be a random mutation. Manifestations can vary between individuals of the same family.
Surgery number 4! This is a big one! To learn more about Cleidocranial Dysplasia and how you can help those with the condition you can go to ccdsmiles.org.
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