Genetic disorder: Progeria
This is Sam Berns. He had progeria and was from our home town. He didnt live life thinking about progeria he lived life like he didnt have the disease. On Tuesday, meet the inspiring Sam Berns, a 16-year-old who has a rare disease called Progeria that accelerates his aging process dramatically. Watch more cl...
Progeria is a very rare disease. You have about one in a million chance you will ever have it. Adalia Rose is 6-years-young, but she has a condition that makes her look much older. She suffers from a rare genetic disorder called progeria, which causes ...
This is a picture of what a person with progeria and a person without it.
Progeria makes you look like you our younger than you are. Even though your body ages much faster than any human.
This is a little girl that was Progeria. She is obviously not thinking about the future and living life one day at a time.
This is a cell of a person with Progeria. You can tell it is not the same as a person without.
In this picture you can see what the effect that Progeria has on a person.
Progeria has many effects if someone has it. If someone has Progeria they body will not be the same. For example they will not grow as tall as a human. The average death occurs when there 13. They would look like their five or six but really there fourteen. People with Progeria can not do the same things like lift a large object that's heavy.
For treating Progeria there is no know cure for it. Doctors that studied the subject have been trying for many years to make a cure. They have raised tons of money for the things they need to make the cure but have not made it yet. <br /><br /><br />
Progeria is Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome &quot;Progeria&quot; or &quot;HGPS&quot; is very rare. Genetic characterized of the appearance of the child. Progeria comes from the Greek word meaing prematurely old.
There are many books about Progeria. Where you can learn what it is like for a person that has it.
Progeria is considered an autosomal dominate condition. That means one copy of the altered gene is in each of the cells to cause the disorder. It results from some new mutations that are located in the LMNA gene. Progeria almost always occurs when the parents have no history of a disorder in there family.
This is what it looks like when the baby has Progeria. You cant really tell they have it until they grow a little bit more.
Porgeria doesnt effect the person on how they think. It only effects them on how they look and age till.

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