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What is the life expectancy of a progeria patient?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, 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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