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A case of Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1986;29(5):570-574.
Published online May 31, 1986.
A case of Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome.
Myung Ho Cho, Yong Woo Choi, Wan Seob Kim, Oh Kyung Lee, Myung Ho Lee
Department of Pediatrics, Presbyterian Medical Center, CKon-ju
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome 1례
조명호, 최용우, 김완섭, 이오경, 이명호
전주예수병원 소아과
Abstract
An extremely rare syndrome originally described by Hutchinson in 1886 and Gilford in 1904 is associated with a characteristic aged appearance very early in life. Although numerous clinical. metabolic and pathologic studies had been carried out and several theories advanced , the cause and pathogenesis of progeria remain obscure. The patient of this syndrome develope widespread atherosclerosis and often die of myocardial infaction in their pre-or early teens, the average age being 13.4. Authors therby report one such case of Hutchinson Gilford progeria syndrome. A brief review of literature is included
Key Words: Hutchinson Gilford progeria syndrome.


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