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Pediatr Dermatol. 2000 Jul-Aug;17(4):282-5.

Progeria infantum (Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome) associated with scleroderma-like lesions and acro-osteolysis: a case report and brief review of the literature.

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Department of Dermatology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Munich, Germany.


Progeria infantum (Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome) is a very rare syndrome of premature aging characterized by growth retardation and specific, progressive, premature senescent changes of the skin and other tissues. We report a 1.5-year-old girl with loss of scalp hair, eyebrows, and lashes, prominent scalp veins, micrognathia, abnormal ears, loss of subcutaneous tissue, and scleroderma-like areas over the trunk. Radiographic studies revealed coxa valga and acro-osteolysis of the terminal phalanges. The clinical and radiologic features corresponded well with progeria infantum.

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