Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome (progeria) the disease causes premature aging – so rapidly that a young child can look like a very old man. The disease is caused by a genetic mutation, and does not pass from parent to child.
This is a condition known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. It is a very rare condition that accelerates the aging process in children. The average life span for children with this disorder is 13 years of age.
The young girl who suffers from Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome had always said it was her dream to meet the top scorer from the 2014 World Cup (left), pictured with her father Jose Eider Gonzalez (right)
Sir Jonathan Hutchinson (1828- 1913),an English surgeon, ophthalmologist, dermatologist, venereologist and pathologist. He published more than 1,200 medical articles.. Hutchinson has his name attached to the many entities in medicine as Hutchinson's triad, angina,dehidrosis, melanotic freckle, pupil, teeth, triad and Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome./.Caricature by Sir Leslie Ward
What is Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria Syndrome?
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome: Substance from broccoli can moderate defects