progeria

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progeria

[prō′jir·ē·ə]
(medicine)
An abnormal childhood state of premature senescence, characterized by wrinkled skin, gray hair, lack of pubic or facial hair, development of atherosclerosis, and a short life span. Also known as Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Extraordinary People Discovery, 9.00pm THE four-year-old subject of this harrowing documentary is Hayley Okines, who suffers from an extremely rare genetic condition called Hutchinson Gilford Progeria syndrome.
The most severe include Hutchinson Gilford progeria syndrome that makes children age eight times as fast as normal and die around 13.
London, June 6 (ANI): A seven-year old Brit girl has the face and body of an old woman as she suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome.