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What are the characteristics, signs, and symptoms of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome?

They develop a characteristic facial appearance including:

  • prominent eyes,
  • a thin nose with a beaked tip,
  • thin lips, a small chin, and
  • protruding ears.

Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome also causes:

  • hair loss (alopecia),
  • aged-looking skin,
  • joint abnormalities, and
  • a loss of fat under the skin (subcutaneous fat).

This condition does not disrupt intellectual development or the development of motor skills such as sitting, standing, and walking.

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