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  1. Progeria Syndrome Diagnosis (NIH)
      "Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by the dramatic, rapid appearance of aging beginning in childhood. Affected children typically look normal at birth and in early infancy, but then grow more slowly than other children and develop a characteristic facial appearance, hair loss (alopecia), aged-looking skin, and severe hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis)." 07-06

  2. Hair Loss (
      "Hair loss may be temporary or permanent, and can have many causes. By far the most common type of hair loss is pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia. Men with pattern baldness initially lose hair in the front, crown, and sides of the hairline, and may become completely bald. Women are more likely to experience thinning at the crown and front of the head. This type of hair loss is hereditary, and is usually permanent. However, several treatments are available that may help regrow hair." 11-06

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