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Introduction: Progeria

Description of Progeria

Progeria (medical condition): A rare fatal genetic disorder characterized by extremely...more »

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Progeria: a rare abnormality marked by premature aging (gray hair and wrinkled skin and stooped posture) in a child.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Progeria: Changes in the organism associated with senescence, occurring at an accelerated rate.
Source: Diseases Database

Progeria: An abnormal congenital condition, associated with defects in the LAMIN TYPE A gene, which is characterized by premature aging in children, where all the changes of cell senescence occur. It is manifested by premature greying; hair loss; hearing loss (DEAFNESS); cataracts (CATARACT); ARTHRITIS; OSTEOPOROSIS; DIABETES MELLITUS; atrophy of subcutaneous fat; skeletal hypoplasia; elevated urinary HYALURONIC ACID; and accelerated ATHEROSCLEROSIS. Many affected individuals develop malignant tumors, especially SARCOMA.
Source: MeSH 2007

Progeria: Related Topics

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Progeria: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Progeria is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Progeria, or a subtype of Progeria, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Progeria as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Progeria as a Disease

Progeria (medical condition): See Progeria (disease information).
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Progeria: Related Diseases

Progeria: Progeria is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

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Progeria: Related Disease Topics

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Source: Diseases Database

Source - NIH

Source - MeSH 2007

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Progeria

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

The following terms can be used for Progeria

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Progeria

The following list attempts to classify Progeria into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • abnormal condition,abnormalcy,abnormality
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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