Progeria

Congenital condition

Definition ?

A rare syndrome in children characterized by physical signs and symptoms suggested of premature old age.

Caused by ?

Progeria is caused by genetic mutation. The mutation occurs in the gene LMNA. This causes children to age rapidly. There is no prevention for progeria since progeria is a relative unknown and mysterious diease.

Symptoms ?

Slow growth

Hair loss

Underdeveloped jaw

wrinkles

enlarged head

joint stiffness

Treatments ?

There is no cure for progeria , but medications may alleviate symptoms or delay progression. FTIs currently used for treating cancer, might reverse the nuclear structure abnormalities.

Detections ?

Doctors may suspect progeria based on signs and symptoms characterized of the syndrome. Your doctor will order a genetic test, genetic test for LMNA mutations can confirm the diagnosis of progeria.