Progeria is a disorder that affects young children and is also known as Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome.
Progeria causes fast aging in children and as a result of the disease, the child will have a short lifespan. Common symptoms of progeria include a bald head, dental abnormalities, slow growth, facial anomalies that include a narrow and wrinkled face, large head size, small jaw, stiff joints, dry and thin skin, open soft spot and the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes.
The child will look old and fraile. Children that have progeria will also suffer from diabetes and atherosclerosis. Because there is no cure or treatment for progeria, the average child will not live past the teenage years. Most patients will die from a stroke because of atherosclerosis.