Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome, commonly known as Progeria Syndrome (HGPS), is a incredibly rare genetic condition, causes children to age rapidly. It is brought on by a mutation in the LMNA gene, which results in the creation of progerin, an aberrant protein. Progerin causes signs of premature aging by affecting the cell nucleus’ structural integrity. Progeriatic children normally look normal at birth but begin to age more quickly within the first two years of life. They have slower growth, less hair, wrinkled skin, stiff joints, cardiovascular issues, and are more susceptible to a variety of aging-related ailments. Cognitive talents and intellectual growth are unaffected by progeria. Progeria has no cure. Dr Savionne Francis joined us to shed light on the condition.
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