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How can progeria be transmitted?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 sibships reported indicating an autosomal recessive form exists.Most don't survive their teens.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Progeria: The majority of cases are due to new genetic mutations. However, there are some inherited cases (rarer) due to mosaicism in a parent. This can occur when a parent who does not have progeria has a small percentage of cells that have that the genetic mutation.

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What is progeria?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 imperitive. Most work with a team of specialists who can monitor the DX specific healthrisks & provide guidence for your local source of care.They can also help you find support groups & other parents in the same situation.

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