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A Case of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1985;28(4):405-410.
Published online April 30, 1985.
A Case of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome.
Seon Ock Khang, Jung Hee Lee, In Joon Seol, Gwi Jong Choi, Keun Soo Lee
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome
강선옥, 이정희, 설인준, 최규종, 이근수
한양대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome is a rare genetic disease of unknown etiology with some features suggestive of accelerated aging. Patients with this disorder are usually of average intelligence and appear clinically normal at birth. However, in early childhood they develop severe growth retardation and a senescent phenotype, including balding, aged-appe-aring skin, generalized atherosclerosis, and strokes. They die prematurely as a result of myocardial infarction with on average age of 13. Authors presented a case of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome with brief review of the literatures.
Key Words: Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome

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