Hutchinson – Gilford Progeria Syndrome: A Rare Case Report


Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome
Premature aging

How to Cite

Dr. Kajalkumari Jain, Dr. Ujjwala Shirsath, Dr. Ramesh B. Kothari, & Dr. Sunil Natha Mhaske. (2020). Hutchinson – Gilford Progeria Syndrome: A Rare Case Report. VIMS Health Science Journal , 7(2), 54-55.


Hutchinson – Gilford Progeria Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by premature aging involving the skin, bones, heart, and blood vessels. We report a fourteen year old girl with clinical manifestations characteristic of this syndrome. She had a characteristic “plucked-bird” appearance, prominent eyes and scalp veins, senile look, loss of scalp hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes, stunted growth, and mottled pigmentation with sclerodermatous changes over the trunk and lower limbs. Radiological changes and decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels were also characteristic of the syndrome. This interesting case is reported for its rarity.


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