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Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome in siblings

Report of three new cases

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The Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome is a rare, inherited, pediatric condition with features of premature and accelerated aging. The pattern of inheritance is uncertain though both autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive modes have been proposed. The patients usually present after the 1st year of life with progressive skin and skeletal changes that give rise to a characteristic physical appearance. Three siblings seen at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital are described in this report, the third documenting the occurrence of progeria in African black patients. The two older siblings show the classic physical and radiologic changes described in progeria whereas the third, a 2-year-old boy, manifests only the early physical and radiologic changes of the disease. We compare the radiologic features of progeria with those of other progeroid conditions: acrogeria, Werner's and Cockayne's syndromes.

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Monu, J.U.V., Benka-Coker, L.B.O. & Fatunde, Y. Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome in siblings. Skeletal Radiol. 19, 585–590 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00241281

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