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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0378-6323
Vol. 76, No. 5, 2010, pp. 591-591
Bioline Code: dv10182
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 76, No. 5, 2010, pp. 591-591

 en Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome
Agarwal, Uma Shankar; Sitaraman, S.; Mehta, Sharad & Panse, Gauri

Abstract

Progeria is a rare genetic disorder characterized by premature aging, involving the skin, bones, heart, and blood vessels. We report a 4-year-old boy who presented with clinical manifestations of progeria. He had characteristic facies, prominent eyes, scalp and leg veins, senile look, loss of scalp hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, stunted growth, and sclerodermatous changes. The present case is reported due to its rarity.

Keywords
Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome, premature aging, progeria

 
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