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premature aging diseases

Tuesday 28 October 2003

premature ageing disorders, premature aging, premature aging syndromes, premature aging disorders: Accelerated aging disease ; progeroid syndroms


Definition: Progeroid syndromes (PS) are a group of rare genetic disorders which mimic physiological aging, making affected individuals appear to be older than they are.

The term progeroid syndrome does not necessarily imply progeria (Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome), which is a specific type of progeroid syndrome.


- progeroid syndroms

- dyskeratosis congenita
-* NHP2 mutations (18523010)


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