Figure 3.162. In this term infant with progeria (Hutch inson-Gilford syndrome) there was marked growth retardation (birthweight 1800 g). The face is small with a large head (pseudohydrocephalus) and there is a marked lack of subcutaneous tissue and prominence of the knees. This is a condition in which there is pseudose-nility with hypertension, car-diomegaly, and atherosclerosis resulting in early death (at the average age of 14 years).Newborn Progeria

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