With shortened life expectancy, aged appearance of the child, developmental delays (prenatal & postnatal retardation of growth), a hard time swallowing and feeding of food, deficiency or complete absence of the layer of fat called subcutaneous lipoatrophy underneath the skin, Neonatal Pregeroid syndrome stands as a rare hereditary condition. Growth is slowed down in the third trimester of the pregnancy.
Diagnosis can be done prenatally via ultrasound or promptly after the birth of the affected baby, relying on a detailed clinical evaluation and determination of physical characteristics. Other technologies that help detect this are X-ray reports, computer-assisted tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Cure/medications of Neonatal Progeroid syndrome
1. No known cure exists. However, heart rates are regularly monitored along with the blood vessels. 2. Visits to the doctor will examine the weight and height, recording them on a chart of normal developmental values. Other factors are evaluated, for example:
Medications are as follows:
1. A low dosage of aspirin: A daily dose will lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes
2. Statins: Controls cholesterol
3. Prescribed drugs: Brings blood pressure under control
4. Anticoagulants: Helps to prevent blood clots
5. Other medications: Prescriptions to treat headaches and seizures
6. Good dental care
An aged appearance at birth,Deficiency or absence of the layer of fat under the skin,Intrauterine growth restriction,Feeding difficulties,Distinctive craniofacial features,Hypotonia,Developmental delay,Mild to severe intellectual disability
An aged appearance at birth,Subcutaneous lipoatrophy