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Progeria SHENA A. MCGEEKERWIN CUMMINGSILANA ROZENTSVAYGSOPHIA MONDESIR
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Introduction Progeria is a disease that makes the aging process in children occur rapidly. They tend to appear much older than they actually are due to the changes that occur . This disease can not be detected at birth, in fact most children aren’t diagnosed until the end of their first year of life dueto a stagnation in their growth process. People who have this diseaseare experiencing normal human aging, but as children who naturally aren’t fully developed or equipped to handle all of its complications. Thecauses of Progeria are associated with a mutation of the gene that produces A. There is no projected reason as to why this occurs and is rarely found in more than a child per lamin family. Somesymptoms include but are not limited to, growth failure within the first year, wrinkled faces, baldness, short stature, open soft spot in the head (this usually closes as a baby with growth) , and absent formation of teeth. For themost part, everything is happening backwards in regards to the their aging process. I am sure everyone is familiar with, “Benjamin Button” which also depicted Progeria in a movie as well as book.
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CaseStudy in India Bisul khan and Razia Khatooon,’s family in Chhapra, Bihar; has seven children, of which fiveareProgeria patients. Out Of thefive, threedaughters, Guriya, Rehana and Rubina aredead; having passed away at theages of 17,24 and 13 respectively. Twosons Ikramul (23) and Ali Hosain (22) arestill alive, but their medical ages are70 and 66. Two children Sanjita (21 year old) and Gulab Shah(7 year old) arenormal.
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Case Study in India This family has undergoneheavy scrutiny for most of their lives by neighbors. They havebeen taunted and ostracized from thecommunity dueto thedebilitating effects that Progeria has bestowed upon them. They weresaid tobeassociated with being bad omens, who could not come outsidein theday timefor fear of emotional abuse. This is a sad way toliveas children who don’t
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