Thursday, March 11, 2010

MFS - Strange But True - People 13


Progeria (also known as "Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome" and "Hutchinson–Gilford syndrome") is an extremely rare, severe, genetic condition wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at an early age. The disorder has a very low incidence and occurs in one per eight million live births. Those born with progeria typically live about thirteen years, although many have been known to live into their late teens and early twenties and rare individuals may even reach their forties. It is a genetic condition that occurs as a new mutation and is not usually inherited, although there is a uniquely heritable form. This is in contrast to another rare but similar premature aging syndrome, dyskeratosis congenita (DKC), which is inheritable and will often be expressed multiple times in a family line.Read more about it on MFS,with 3 videoclips.


  1. What a terrible condition to have, I can't imagine the life one would live with this condition.

    It is sad that you have such a beautiful blog to share with others for free and they don't come. I wonder how many of them actually read these stories? Are people just to busy to interact with eachother?

    I like your fish, they are cool.


  2. It is so unfortunate.
    Thank you for sharing Will.Have a good week ahead.


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