Progeria Syndrome (cont.)
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How do people inherit Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome?
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome is considered an autosomal dominant condition, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. The condition results from new mutations in the LMNA gene, and almost always occurs in people with no history of the disorder in their family.
What are the complications and prognosis of people with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome?
Experience severe hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) beginning in childhood. This condition greatly increases the chances having a stroke at a young age. These serious complications can worsen over time and are life-threatening for affected individuals.
Where can I find information about diagnosis, management, or treatment of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome?
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