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What is the disease/birthdefect where the child is born and looks like there 80 by the time there 8 years old?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Progeria

Progeria's most noticeable feature resembles accelerated aging.
Affected children usually appear normal in early infancy, however, profound growth failure occurs during the 1 st year of life. They do not become sexually mature or reproduce. Average life span is approximately 13 year.

In brief: Progeria

Progeria's most noticeable feature resembles accelerated aging.
Affected children usually appear normal in early infancy, however, profound growth failure occurs during the 1 st year of life. They do not become sexually mature or reproduce. Average life span is approximately 13 year.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. James Ferguson
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