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Kristina Tian

on 4 June 2013

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Transcript of Progeria

BY: Kristina Tian and Maddy Mossburg Progeria What is Progeria? Symptoms * Growth failure during the 1st year of life
*Narrow, shrunken, or wrinkled face
*Loss of eyebrows and eyslashes
* Short stature
*Large head for size of the face
*Small jaw
*Dry, scaly, thin skin
*Limited range of motion *Teeth- delayed or absent formation Possible Complications Progeria is a rare condition that is remarkable because its symptoms strongly resemble normal human aging, but occur in young children. It is a non-communicable disease that can only be transferred by a gene that mutates in the human body. It is usually not passed down through families. Rarely it is seen in more than one child in a family. Progeria is an extremely serious disease that is usually fatal.

-PubMedHealth.com What does Progeria Look Like? *Voice is high pitched
*Loss of muscle and body fat
*Stiff joints
*Hip dislocation
*Growth slows, with below average weight and height
*Aged looking skin *Heart attack
*Early death (Could die within about 1st 15yrs of life)
*Myocardial infarction Risk of... One Person's Story Meet Adalia Rose and learn about her battle with progeria. -Pubmedhealth.com -Mayoclinic.com For Adalia Rose, The story is entirely different. She has a genetic condition called Progeria that is considered fatal with a high mortality rate. The term Progeria came from the greek word; "Progeros", Which means being prematurely old. When Adalia Rose was born,she looked like an average happy and healthy baby. As months went on, she started to look older faster, way beyond her real age. Typically, children affected with Progeria start to show the features of changing; from 10-24 months of age. *Atherosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries and blood vessels) It is a heart breaking sight but at the same time, it also shows how strong this young girl is, we all know her, as the 5 year old girl named Adalia Rose who looks older than her anatomical age. You would think that she would have jumped straight from a movie, since her image reminds most of Brad Pitt's movies; Benjamin Button. References Facts ~Mayoclinic.com ~MedsAvailable.com Pictures ~www.tumblr.com/progeria
~www.123rf.com ~Medsavailable.com How You Get Progeria The End!!! ~Medsavaliable.com
~www.progeriasearch.org Progeria is a condition that is caused by a gene mutation in people. Progeria, also called Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome causes children to grow old quickly. It is not passed down in the family, but rather occurs when there is a mutation in the LMNA gene. ~answers.ask.com HGPS is caused by a mutation in the gene called LMNA. The LMNA gene produces the lamin A protein which is the structural scaffolding that holds the nucleus of a cell together. The abnormal lamin A protein that causes Progeria is called progerin. Progerin makes the nucleus unstable. That cellular instability leads to the process of premature aging and disease in Progeria. ~www.progeriasearch.org What Age Group is at Risk? The majority of people who have or are affected by Progeria are babies usually under the age of 12 months, and they have the disease, until they die, basically (15 yrs later). Progeria Fact: Only about 100 kids in the whole world have it. Cure? As of right now, there is no known cure for Progeria, although, recently it has been discovered that chemotherapy (the cure/treatment for cancer) has been found to somehow lower or decrease the symptoms/effects of Progeria.

-NewYorkTimes.com Prevention? Sadly, progeria can not be prevented. Which part of the world does Progeria usually occur in? Children with Progeria living around the world as of December 2010 ~teamcarly.com When was it discovered? How was it discovered? It was first discovered by Dr. Jonathan Hutchinson, who first described the disease in 1886, and Dr. Hastings Gilford who did the same in 1904. ~www.genome.gov.com Jonathan Hutchinson documented the clinical features of a boy aged 6 years who had congenital absence of the hair and atrophy of the skin which was later discovered as Progeria.(2003)
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