Adult Progeria

An inherited disorder marked by rapid aging that begins in early adolescence. Patients may be shorter than average, and have health problems such as loss and graying of hair, hardening of the arteries, thinning of the bones, diabetes, and thin, hardened skin. They also have an increased risk of cancer, especially osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer). Adult progeria is caused by a mutation (change) in a gene involved in cell division. It is a type of autosomal recessive gene disease. Also called Werner syndrome and WS.

Source: NCI Cancer Glossary1

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Adult Progeria: See Werner syndrome

Source: GHR2

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References

  1. Source: NCI Cancer Glossary, National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH
  2. Source: Genetics Home Reference (GHR), National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH
  3. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ werner-syndrome
  4. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ bone/ bone-fact-sheet

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