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Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome

Disease definition

Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome is a rare, fatal, autosomal dominant and premature aging disease, beginning in childhood and characterized by growth reduction, failure to thrive, a typical facial appearance (prominent forehead, protuberant eyes, thin nose with a beaked tip, thin lips, micrognathia and protruding ears) and distinct dermatologic features (generalized alopecia, aged-looking skin, sclerotic and dimpled skin over the abdomen and extremities, prominent cutaneous vasculature, dyspigmentation, nail hypoplasia and loss of subcutaneous fat).


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • HGPS
    • Progeria
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: E34.8
  • OMIM: 176670
  • UMLS: C0033300
  • MeSH: D011371
  • GARD: 7467
  • MedDRA: 10036794

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