A 8 year old girl of Ukraine has died with the syndromes of 80 years old person after suffering rare genetic disease progeria. Photo: Volyn24
KYIV: An 8-year-old girl of Ukraine has died with the syndromes of 80 years old person making herself the world’s youngest person to die of OLD AGE – after suffering rare genetic disease progeria.
A girl aged eight, Anna Sakidon from Ukraine died of old age after suffering from an exceptionally rare genetic progeria disease which only affects 160 people in the entire world.
‘For children with progeria diagnosis one year is equal to eight-to-ten years, so her real age was between 70 and 80.
Anna Sakidon’s biological age was nearer 80 and she weighed just 7.12 kg.
She died from multiple failures of her inner organs linked to her condition.
When a child suffers from progeria, he/she suffers from early aging of the inner organs and body system leading to the slow growth of bones and exceptional aging of organs.
Such patients usually die from strokes. Anna suffered several strokes, and paralysis of her limbs.
This affected the movement of her arms and legs.
She died from multiple failures of her inner organs linked to her premature aging condition, said reports in Ukraine.
‘In January, Anna turned eight,’ she said.
At the age of three, she was happy to hug and kiss her teddy bear but didn’t like kissing people, as mentally she was in her thirties.
She had been diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a genetic condition, soon after birth.
In a video when she was three, her mother showed Anna to the world and told she could walk well from the age of ten months.
By 11 months she followed her mother everywhere but was scared of light so she could only go outside in the evening.
At the age of three, she was happy to hug and kiss her teddy bear but didn’t like kissing people.
Research in The Netherlands indicated that the condition affects one in 20million births.
There are only around 160 known sufferers of progeria in the world.
(with inputs from Agencies)