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5 Facts you should know about

Progeria

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1

The earliest symptoms may include a failure to thrive

and a localized scleroderma-like skin condition.

2

Children with progeria have a characteristic facial appearance with a large head,

small mouth and chin, narrow nose and large eyes.

3

Other symptoms include baldness,

loss of fat under the skin, and dental and joint abnormalities.

4

Severe cardiovascular complications

usually develop by puberty, resulting in death.

5

Progeria is caused by a genetic variant in the LMNA gene.

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