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Progeria

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History Symptoms Causes Progeria (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Treatment The term progeria comes from the Greek meaning 'prematurely old' Jonathan Hutchinson and Hastings Gilford discovered the syndrome in 1886. Progeria is a rare condition that is remarkable because its symptoms strongly resemble normal human aging, but occur in young children It usually is not passed down through families. It is rarely seen in more than one child in a family. Unlike many genetic mutations, Progeria isn't passed down in families. Rather, the gene change is a chance occurrence that researchers believe affects a single sperm or egg just before conception. Neither parent is a carrier, so the mutations in the children's genes are new. Usually within the first year of life, growth of a child with progeria slows down so that height and weight fall below average for his or her age. Motor development and intelligence remain normal. Slowed growth, with below-average height and weight
A narrowed face and beaked nose
Hair loss, including eyelashes and eyebrows Visible veins
High-pitched voice
Hip dislocation
Stiff joints
Head disproportionaly large for face There is no current treatment for progeria. However if you have progeria eating a high-calorie diet may prolong your life span. Prevention There is no current prevention. Fun Facts Out of the whole world only one in 8 million people get this disease. For every one year for a child that has Progeria, it is equal to 10 years of aging. Around 100 cases of progeria have been reported worldwide since 1886 Bibliography http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002622/ http://progeriainfo.weebly.com/ There is a Bollywood movie made about a child with progeria. The movie is called "Paa" made in 2009. http://vimeo.com/11074241 This disease is non- communicable "progeria." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2012. Web. 23 Mar. 2012. By: Sarah Shah
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