Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a rare hereditary disorder characterized by premature aging. Children born with HGPS begin to develop micrognathia, alopecia, prominent scalp vein, and wrinkled, aged-looking skin within the first year of life. Severe premature atherosclerosis can cause the death at an average age of 13.5 years. Mutations in lamin A/C, an important structural component of the nuclear envelope, have been reported.
Inherited metabolic disorder
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
20 Developmental anomalies
Multiple developmental anomalies or syndromes
LD2B Syndromes with premature ageing appearance as a major feature
H00601 Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome