Adalia Rose Williams is a very beautiful child having age 5 years. She has such type of personality that can attract others vey easily. She has some interesting hobbies as singing songs, dancing, make up and etc. unfortunately she suffering from a deadly genetic disorder called as Progeria. Progeria is a condition in which rapid in aging occur when you are just a child. Progeria is derived from a Greek word meaning prematurely old.
Progeria is a rare disorder characterized by growth failure during the first year of child, narrow or wrinkled face, short stature, small jaw, dry or scaly skin, limited motion, loss of eye brows and etc. it is mainly caused by genetic abnormalities.
Different types of lab tests and physical examination is usually conducted to determine Progeria. Most importantly it can be confirmed by conducting a genetic test named as LMNA test. This test determines the level of mutations.
As yet there is no treatment of Progeria. Growth hormones and certain anticancer drugs has been tried to treat this rare genetic disorder but as yet there is no success. Due to absence of treatment this disease cannot be cured and patients suffering Progeria hardly cross 13 years age. Approximately 90% of such patients died due to the development of complications.
Currently Progeria Research Foundation is trying to discover treatment of this deadly disease.
- Brown WT. Progeria. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 90.
- Progeria Research Foundation
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