Hutchinson-gilford progeria syndrome
What symptoms do people with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome have?
The main sign of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome (progeria) is the appearance of premature aging. Children with progeria have trouble growing and gaining weight. Children typically experience medical issues that are usually associated with older age, such as hair loss, bone changes, hearing loss, joint stiffness, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and heart disease. Children tend to have a characteristic appearance including a disproportionately large head, prominent eyes, a pointed nose, baldness, prominent veins in the face and body, short stature, and abnormal fat distribution.
SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/hutchinson-gilford-progeria-syndrome/symptoms/6100 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-15