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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.
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.
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.