Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

2 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Progeroid syndromes, one of which is metageria, are characterized by signs of premature aging with multiple systemic and skin symptoms. Here we describe an 8-year-old girl with no history
of specific underlying disease in her family, no hair growth at the scalp since she was born, and taller and thinner than her peers. We noticed diffuse subcutaneous fat atrophy. The patient
was referred to Sina Hospital, Tabriz because of the appearance of pseudomilia lesions throughout the body following pulse corticosteroid therapy. Proper and timely diagnosis of progeroid syndromes is important in preventing undesirable side effects. Introducing this case is important as it prevents other patients from undergoing corticosteroid therapy due to misdiagnoses, such as alopecia areata.

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