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Progeria in twins
  1. Judith Viégas,
  2. P. L. R. Souza,
  3. F. M. Salzano
  1. Departmento de Ciências Fisiológicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
  2. Departmento de Pediatria e Puericultura, Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
  3. Departmento de Genética, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil


    A pair of male monozygotic twins, both affected by progeria is described. The concordance in this manifestation suggests a genetic aetiology and other evidence indicates the implication of autosomal recessive factors; the chromosomes of these patients show no detectable abnormalities.

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