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Progeria

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.

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Tree Number(s): C16.320.565.753, C18.452.648.753

MeSH Unique ID: D011371

Entry Terms:

  • Hutchinson-Gilford Syndrome
  • Hutchinson Gilford Syndrome
  • Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome
  • Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome
  • Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndromes
  • Progeria Syndrome, Hutchinson-Gilford
  • Progeria Syndromes, Hutchinson-Gilford

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