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Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1992;35(7):971-977.
Published online July 15, 1992.
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome
Moon Whan Lee, Byoung Geun Lee, Pyung Han Hwang, Dae Yeol Lee, Jung Soo Kim
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chonbuk Nation University, Chonju, Korea
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria 증후군 1례
이문환, 이병근, 황평한, 이대열, 김정수
전북대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome is an extremely rare condition that was initially reported by Jonathan Hutchinson in 1886 and further described by Hastings Gilford in 1904. Clinical manifestations are evident by the first or second year of life with the physical characteris-tics of the elderly. Progeric patients ordinarily develop atherosclerosis and die of cardiac or cerebral vascular disease between 7 and 27 yr of age, with a median age of 13.4 yr at death. Authors presented a case of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome in 7 9/12 years old female patient with brief review of the literatures.
Key Words: Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome

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