Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome Center

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. Read more: Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome Article

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