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July 1971

Progeria and Scleroderma in Infancy

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pediatrics (Dr. Feingold) and medicine (Dr. Kidd), Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, and the Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children (Dr. Feingold).

Am J Dis Child. 1971;122(1):61-62. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02110010097018

A patient with progeria had scleroderma in infancy. Although this is the first reported case in the pediatric literature, this association has been previously described in four other patients and it appears to be significant and not a chance occurrence. Therefore, infants with scleroderma should be followed closely for the development of progeria.