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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 631378, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/631378
Case Report

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome: A Rare Genetic Disorder

1Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Institute of Dental Science, Siksha O Anusandhan University, K8 Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751003, India
2Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, JSS Dental College, JSS University, Sri Shivarathreeshwara Nagara, Mysore, Karnataka 570 015, India
3Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Tamil Nadu Dr. M. G. R. Medical University, Ragas Dental College & Hospital, No. 191 East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600096, India
4Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751024, India
5Department of Oral Pathology, Institute of Dental Science, Siksha O Anusandhan University, K8 Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751003, India
6Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, No. 162 Poonamalee High Road, Vellapanchavadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600077, India

Received 16 July 2013; Accepted 2 September 2013

Academic Editors: Y.-K. Chen and M. H. K. Motamedi

Copyright © 2013 Rajat G. Panigrahi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a rare pediatric genetic syndrome with incidence of one per eight million live births. The disorder is characterised by premature aging, generally leading to death at approximately 13.4 years of age. This is a follow-up study of a 9-year-old male with clinical and radiographic features highly suggestive of HGPS and presented here with description of differential diagnosis and dental consideration. This is the first case report of HGPS which showed pectus carinatum structure of chest.