MCAT Style Quiz Question 5.2

A volunteer with Flying Samaritans brings a small boy to the local physician for treatment. Based on the background information listed below, what is the most likely biochemical basis for the boy’s symptoms?

• The boy’s body is hunched over and he is barely able to walk on his own

• The physician noticed his wrists and ankles were thickened and enlarged

• The patient’s abdomen is distended and his breastbone is protruding

• The volunteer measures his height and it is at the 30th percentile for age

• The villagers live in a large cave during the day to avoid the hot sun

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