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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Supportive care: This rare pattern of premature aging is seldom seen by primary care providers. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperiti ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
No: I think it would be great if we could reverse the clock to some degree, but unfortunately, brad pitt's benjamin button, is only fiction.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Most new mutations: Progeria is a self limited process with most recorded cases appearing as new mutations in families that have other normal children. There are rare sib ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Most new mutations: Progeria is a self limited process with most recorded cases appearing as new mutations in families that have other normal children. There are rare sib ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
No known cure: No.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Become informed: This rare pattern of premature aging is seldom seen by primary care providers. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperiti ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
31 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
YES: There is a specific mutation that causes retinoblastomas in families (along with kidney cancer) called the von hippellindau's gene mutation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience in Pediatrics
Abnormal protein: Progeria is still being researched, but it is thought that there is a mutation in the lmna gene, which is responsible for making a protein called lami ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience in Geriatric Psychiatry
It depends: In rare families, there is an abnormal gene that is transmitted to children and there is 50% probability that the children will eventually develop al ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Resources: Please check with the geneticist involved in your child's care. Also, the following website may be useful http://www.Progeriaresearch.Org/progeria_101 ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Some are: Research shows that about 5% of cases are hereditary.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Some of it: Even though 8 out of every 1000 babies born will have have some form of heart defect, when there is a first line family member affected the number goe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Kabuki syndrome: is a genetically inherited disorder. Here is a link for more information, resources and support: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/kabuki-syndrome
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Malpass
32 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
No: While we have not yet identified the cause of kd, we do know that kd is not a "genetic" disease. However, it is likely that certain genes confer an in ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Uncommon: This genetic problem occurs in about one in 50, 000 to one in 100, 000 people. There are several types. One is more common in certain ethnic groups.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Yes: By an autosomal dominant gene. The chance of the offspring being affected is 50%.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
A scientific study: Published in the journal molecular psychiatry identifies new genes involved in autism, a polygenic disorder. The research shows that children need to ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience in Geriatrics
Likely yes: If there is a strong history of alzheimer's disease in the family like grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, brothers or sisters, then you could be at ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: The gene responsible for progeria has been identified (lamin a) in april 2003. A blood test can now be performed progeria is due to a point mutation ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Not usually: If you are referring to progressive supranuclear palsy, this is not felt to be genetic. This typically occurs more frequently in males in their 60's.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Constipation: Hirschsprung's disease is a congenital disease. You are born with it. It causes constipation and /or obstruction due to non functioning of intestinal ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Progeria: Progeria is an extremely rare genetic disorder that may be seen at an early age and is unlikely to develop at age 48. Please go online to Wikipedia a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Kissen
10 years experience in ADHD and Autism
Yes, partially: Learning disorders have a small genetic contribution. Therefore, if your parents have/had a learning disorder, you would have a greater chance of al ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Unknown: Cardiac tumors are so rare, there are no treatment guidelines or clinical trials to answer any questions about them. Most tumors in the heart come fr ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
18 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Sometimes: Raynaud's phenomenon has been seen with a number of conditions, including some that are genetically linked. Causes? Scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Yes, it is genetic: Tourette's disorder is among the more strongly genetic disorders with a strong behavioral presentation. Interestingly, and not yet well understood, i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Most of it is sporadic. I do not know any variants of lou gehrig's that travel on the x-chromosome. This is in contrast with duchenne's / becker's mus ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Supportive care: This rare pattern of premature aging is seldom seen by primary care providers. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperiti ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Not likely by itself: This is not likely genetic by itself since it comes with exposure tyo cold and is primarily a manifestation, but it can be a result of an underlying d ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Supportive care: This rare pattern of premature aging is caused by a random new genetic mutation. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
None: No specific treatment is available yet.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Neither are likely: Given that progeria is so rare & hard to study, the likelihood of some treatment to reverse the metabolic consequence of this disease is remote. If it ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Two likely forms: Progeria syndrome is considered a sporadic (new mutation) phenomenon that has few prenatal indicators. At an average birth wt of 6lb (2.7kg), the rela ... Read More

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