August 28, 2013: Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome is an extremely rare genetic disease wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at a very early age. The word progeria comes from the Greek words "pro" (πρό), meaning "before" or "premature", and "gēras" (γῆρας), meaning "old age". The disorder has a very low incident rate, occurring in an estimated 1 per 8 million live births.
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome: This syndrome is caused by mutations in the LMNA gene that result in the production of an abnormal version of the lamin A protein. The altered protein makes the nuclear envelope unstable and progressively damages the nucleus, making cells more likely to die prematurely. The disease causes premature aging and severe hardening of the arteries beginning in childhood. This condition greatly increases the chances having a heart attack or stroke at a young…
This is a condition known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. It is a very rare condition that accelerates the aging process in children. The average life span for children with this disorder is 13 years of age.
Meet the brave 12-year-old who is the first black child ever diagnosed with fatal 'Benjamin Button' disorder rapidly aging her
Meet the brave 12-year-old who is the first black child ever diagnosed with fatal 'Benjamin Button' disorder rapidly aging her.Ontlametse Phalatse lives in South Africa with her mother and dreams of being a psychologist. Her father left when she was 3 and she and her mother live on assistance Flies to Boston twice a year for treatment thanks to a charitable foundation Progeria sufferers rarely live past 21.
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome is a rare disease that occurs in 1 in 8 million births. The condition ages the child's body so rapidly its victims die before they have truly experienced youth. Children will lose hair, develop wrinkles and appear much older than they are. Picture here Nguyen Thi Ngoc, 13, reads a book at home in Ho Chi Minh City. Ngoc is Vietnam's first known case of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Ngoc, who lives in Ho Chi Minh City, comes from a…
Promising treatment for Progeria within reach ~ Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Progeria is a rare genetic childhood disorder characterized by the appearance of accelerated aging. The classical form of progeria, called Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS), is caused by a spontaneous mutation, which means that it is not inherited from the parents. Children with HGPS usually die in their teenage years from myocardial infarction and stroke.