Progeria Syndrome Index

Featured: Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome Main Article

Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome is an inherited genetic condition. This syndrome is characterized by a dramatic, rapid appearance of aging beginning in childhood. Children with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome look normal at birth and infancy. Signs and symptoms of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome include prominent eyes, protruding ears, thin nose with a beaked tip, thin lips, and a small chin. This syndrome may cause hair loss, aged-looking skin, joint abnormalities, and loss of fat under the skin. Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome is caused by the mutation of the LMNA gene.

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Hair Loss There are many causes of scalp hair loss. This featured article covers the common ones such as patchy hair loss (alopecia areata,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Hair Loss Article
      • Hair loss facts
      • What are causes of hair loss?
      • How do physicians classify hair loss?
      • What is alopecia areata?
      • What is traction alopecia?
      • What is trichotillomania?
      • What is tinea capitis?
      • What is generalized (diffuse) hair loss?
      • What is telogen effluvium?
      • What is androgenetic or androgenic alopecia ("male-pattern baldness," "female-pattern baldness")?
      • What treatment is there for hair loss in men?
      • What other options do people have for hair loss?
      • Is hair loss in women different than men?
      • What about pregnancy hair loss?
      • What specific treatments are there for hair loss in women?
      • What vitamins are good for hair loss?
      • Can itchy scalp cause hair loss?
      • How do people prevent hair loss?
    • Heart Attack Heart attack happens when a blood clot completely obstructs a coronary artery supplying blood to the heart muscle. A heart...learn more »
      In This Article
      Heart Attack Article
      • Heart attack facts
      • What is a heart attack?
      • What causes a heart attack?
      • What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
      • What are the complications of a heart attack?
      • What are the risk factors for atherosclerosis and heart attack?
      • How is a heart attack diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heart attack?
      • What about heart attacks in women?
      • What are the risk factors for heart attack in women?
      • What are the symptoms of heart attack in women and how is heart attack diagnosed?
      • How is heart attack in women treated?
      • What about hormone therapy and heart attack in women?
      • What is new in heart attack?
    • Stroke A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain caused by either a blood clot (ischemic) or bleeding...learn more »
      In This Article
      Stroke Article
      • Stroke facts
      • What is a stroke?
      • What are the different types of stroke?
      • What are the warning signs of a stroke?
      • What are the symptoms of a stroke?
      • How is a stroke diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for stroke?
      • What is the prognosis for stroke?
      • Is recovery after a stroke possible?
      • What is stroke rehabilitation?
      • Can strokes be prevented?
    • Genetic Disease Genetic disease is a disorder or condition caused by abnormalities in a person's genome. Types of genetic inheritance include...learn more »
      In This Article
      Genetic Disease Article
      • What is a genetic disease?
      • What are the different types of inheritance?
      • Single gene inheritance
      • Multifactorial inheritance
      • Chromosome abnormalities
      • Mitochondrial inheritance
      • What is the human genome?
    • Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) Heart disease (coronary artery disease) occurs when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries, the vessels that supply blood to...learn more »
      In This Article
      Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) Article
      • What is heart disease?
      • What are the risk factors for heart disease?
      • What causes heart disease?
      • What are the symptoms of heart disease?
      • How is heart disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heart disease?
      • What is the prognosis for heart disease?
      • Can heart disease be prevented?
    • Genetic Counseling Your health care provider may refer you to a genetic professional. Universities and medical centers also often have affiliated...learn more »
      In This Article
      Genetic Counseling Article
      • What are genetic professionals and what do they do?
      • What is genetic counseling and evaluation?
      • How do I find a genetic professional?
      • How do I decide whether I need to see a geneticist or other specialist?

Health & Living


Terms related to Progeria Syndrome:

  • HGPS
  • Hutchinson-Gilford Syndrome
  • Progeria
  • Progeria of Childhood

STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!