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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-45

The curious case of ageing


Department of Internal Medicine/Critical Care, Princess Durru Shehvar Children's and General Hospital, Purani Haveli, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dilip Gude
Department of Internal Medicine/Critical Care, Princess Durru-Shehvar Children's and General Hospital, Purani Haveli, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: Medwin Hospital, Nampally, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India,, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.110561

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Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is an extremely rare hereditary disease characterized by multisystem involvement. Although the patients may sport normal intelligence, the disease takes a considerable toll both physically and psychologically resulting in a debilitating state. It may also be compounded by catastrophic/fatal events of accelerated atherosclerosis such as stroke and myocardial infarction. We discuss our experience with HGPS and review the literature.


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