Progeria or Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome ; Cause , Symptoms and treatment
Progeria is a disease that produces rapid aging, beginning in childhood.
Incidence of Progeria
# According to Hayley’s Progeria Page, only about 1 in every 8 million children has Progeria. The Progeria Research Foundation claims only 54 cases have been reported worldwide, but suspects up to 150 more undocumented cases exist.
Age of Onset of Symptoms
# Newborns with Progeria usually present as normal babies. Symptoms usually do not manifest until about 9 to 24 months of age.
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