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What happens as a child with progeria ages?

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As children with progeria get older, they get diseases you'd expect to see in people age 50 and older, including bone loss, hardening of the arteries, and heart disease. Progeria doesn't affect a child's intelligence or brain development. A child with the condition isn't any more likely to get infections than other kids, either.

From: Progeria WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Progeria Research Foundation: "Progeria 101/FAQ."

Progeria Research Foundation. "The Progeria Handbook: A Guide for Families and Health Care Providers of Children with Progeria."

Mayo Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Progeria."

Genetics Home Reference: "Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on April 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Progeria Research Foundation: "Progeria 101/FAQ."

Progeria Research Foundation. "The Progeria Handbook: A Guide for Families and Health Care Providers of Children with Progeria."

Mayo Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Progeria."

Genetics Home Reference: "Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on April 23, 2018

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