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An abnormal congenital condition, associated with defects in the LAMIN TYPE A gene, which is characterized by premature aging in children, where all the changes of cell senescence occur. It is manifested by premature greying; hair loss; hearing loss (DEAFNESS); cataracts (CATARACT); ARTHRITIS; OSTEOPOROSIS; DIABETES MELLITUS; atrophy of subcutaneous fat; skeletal hypoplasia; elevated urinary HYALURONIC ACID; and accelerated ATHEROSCLEROSIS. Many affected individuals develop malignant tumors, especially SARCOMA. [1]

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M0017668 ( Progeria )

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Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Hutchinson-Gilford Syndrome

Progeria

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Last Update : 2018-12-18 | Date Created : 2014-04-17