Meaning of Adult progeria:
A rare, inherited disorder marked by rapid aging that begins in early adolescence or young adulthood and an increased risk of cancer.
Signs and symptoms of Adult progeria:
The symptoms of Adult progeria includes;
- Thinning and graying hair
- Skin changes
- Thin arms and legs
- Voice changes
- Shorter-than-average height
- Unusual facial features
Adult progeria disorder can also lead to health problems, such as cataracts, skin ulcers, severe hardening of the arteries, diabetes, osteoporosis, and fertility problems.
Causes of of Adult progeria:
Adult progeria is caused by a mutation (change) in the WRN gene, which makes a protein involved in DNA repair. Also called Werner syndrome and WS.
Risk Factor of Adult progeria:
People with adult progeria have an increased risk of cancer, especially thyroid cancer, skin cancer, and sarcoma (a type of bone or soft tissue cancer).