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Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome

☆A progressive genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly. ☆The genetic mutation occurs randomly and isn't inherited. ☆Extremely rare:Fewer than 5 thousand cases per year (India) ☆Requires a medical diagnosis:Symptoms, such as slow growth and hair loss, begin to appear in the first year or two of life. ☆People may experience:- ▪︎Developmental: short stature or slow growth ▪︎Mouth: delayed tooth development or failure of teeth to develop normally ▪︎Skin: wrinkles or dryness ▪︎Also common: hair loss, enlarged head, hearing loss, high-pitched voice, incomplete sexual maturation, joint stiffness, loss of muscle, osteoarthritis, or taut skin

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