Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome with G608G LMNA Mutation

Abstract

Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a rare condition originally described by Hutchinson in 1886. Death result from cardiac complications in the majority of cases and usually occurs at average age of thirteen years. A 4-yr old boy had typical clinical findings such as short stature, craniofacial disproportion, alopecia, prominent scalp veins and sclerodermatous skin. This abnormal appearance began at age of 1 yr. On serological and hormonal evaluation, all values are within normal range. He was neurologically intact with motor and mental development. An echocardiogram showed calcification of aortic and mitral valves. Hypertrophy of internal layer at internal carotid artery suggesting atherosclerosis was found by carotid doppler sonography. He is on low dose aspirin to prevent thromboembolic episodes and on regular follow up. Gene study showed typical G608G (GGC- > GGT) point mutation at exon 11 in LMNA gene. This is a rare case of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome confirmed by genetic analysis in Korea.

DOI: 10.3346/jkms.2011.26.12.1642

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@inproceedings{Kim2011HutchinsonGilfordPS, title={Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome with G608G LMNA Mutation}, author={Hui Kwon Kim and Jong Yoon Lee and Eun Ju Bae and Phil Oh and Won Il Park and Dong Sung Lee and Jong-Il Kim and Hong Lee}, booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science}, year={2011} }