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Eur J Pediatr Surg. 1992 Dec;2(6):378-82.

Report on a case of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, with special reference to orthopedic problems.

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Head Service C of Orthopedics, Hospital San Juan de Dios, Caracas, Venezuela.

Abstract

Hutchinson-Gilford progeria is a very rare syndrome of premature aging and often features many orthopedic abnormalities. This is a case report on a young boy suffering from progeria. His orthopedic history included bilateral talus deformities of the feet, bilateral dislocated hips, pes planus, a fractured femur (which healed without complications), aseptic necrosis in the left nuclear head of the femur, bilateral fixed hip flexion deformities, bone dysplasia, osteoporosis and osteolysis.

PMID:
1477072
DOI:
10.1055/s-2008-1063486
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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