Saturday, July 30, 2011

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Progeria information

Progeria (also known as "Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria Syndrome","Hutchinson–Gilford syndrome",and "Progeria syndrome") is an extremely rare genetic condition wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at an early age. The word Progeria comes from the Greek words "pro" (πρό) means "before" and "géras" (γῆρας) means "old age". The disorder has very low incidences and occurs in an estimated 1 per 8 million live births.Those born with progeria typically live to their mid teens and early twenties.It is a genetic condition that occurs as a new mutation (de novo), and is not inherited. Although the term progeria applies strictly speaking to all diseases characterized by premature aging symptoms, and is often used as such, it is often applied specifically in reference to Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome.

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