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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
LIMA, Livia Lima de et al. Do you know this syndrome?. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.1, pp.165-166. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000100031.
Huntchinson-Gilford Syndrome (Progeria) is a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by premature aging. It is reported the case of child whose alopecia started at the age of 6 months on the occipital region. The child also presented scleroderma plaques on the abdomen. This syndrome presents alterations in many organs and systems such as the skin and the skeletal and cardiovascular systems. The diagnosis is clinical and there is no treatment for it but recognition is necessary to minimize early atherosclerosis through the control of dyslipidemia.
Keywords : Aging; Aging, premature; Diagnosis; Progeria.