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how long can someone like adalia rose who has progeria live?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Progeria: Usually for about13-14 years but sometime can live as long as20
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Record is 27y: The accelerated aging syndrome known as progeria truly accelerates the patients aging and illness profile.Most succumb to complications of coronary heart disease as early as their teens.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Progeria: he average age of death is 14,6 years old. Most cases of Progeria are due to new genetic mutations. Margaret (Meg) Casey was believed to have been the oldest surviving victim of Hutchison-Gilford progeria syndrome when she died at age 29. Tiffany Wedekind has an inherited form of Progeria (autosomal dominant genetic disorder) & must be about 42 years old.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

I want to know my options for treating progeria?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of getting progeria?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
1 in 4 million: For parents who have never has a child with progeria. It is a "sporadic autosomal dominant" mutation-sporadic because it is a new change in that family-dominant since only 1 copy of the gene needs to be change in order to have the syndrome.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there such a thing as backwards progeria like in that movie?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Not that I know.: Interesting movie with brad pitt-but purely fiction!
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can the symptoms of progeria be treated or reversed?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: Progeria causes early death. Patients live up to the teens or early 20's. Complications include heart attack and stroke.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for progeria?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
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 in this gene. It is not usually passed down in families. The gene change is a chance, rare occurrence.

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