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What is the life expectancy of a progeria patient?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    Despite their sobering symptoms, most children with progeria can thrive and live remarkably healthy lives. However no cure exists and the life expectancy of a progeria patient is tragically short. Ninety percent succumb to complications related to atherosclerosis, or heart disease. Children with progeria may live to be 7-30 years old, but on average most die by age 13.
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