Progeria Disease: Anna Sakidon Died Due To Old Age Disease, Multiple Organ Failure At The Age Of 8

Do you know that only 160 people worldwide suffer from progeria disease?

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: Feb 17, 2020 13:33 IST
Progeria Disease: Anna Sakidon Died Due To Old Age Disease, Multiple Organ Failure At The Age Of 8

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Do you remember the character of Amitabh Bachchan in the movie 'Paa'? In this film, Amitabh Bachchan was shown to be affected by a disease called 'Progeria', whose body grows at a much faster pace than normal people. After watching the film, some people may have considered it 'fiction'. But let us tell you that Progeria is a rare disease, whose number of patients is very less in the world.

Recently, there has been a case of one such girl in Ukraine, whose age was increasing 10 times faster than normal people. At just 8 years old, this girl's body had become like 80 years old. The sad thing is that at the age of 8, this girl died while fighting many serious diseases. And with this, Anna Sakidon became the youngest person worldwide to die due to old age disease.

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Anna started walking at the age of 10 months


According to DailyMail, the real age of Anna Sakidon was only 8 years but the biological age was 80 years. She celebrated her 8th birthday last month. At the age of just 10 months, she had learned to stand and walk. At the age of 2, she started running around the whole house and following her mother. Not only this, Anna was always happy and laughing despite suffering from various diseases. She loved kissing her teddybear, but she did not feel safe with people other than her mother.

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Affected by a rare disease

Even at the age of 8, Anna Sakidon weighed less than 8 kg. She was suffering from a disease that occurs to only 160 people worldwide. She died due to multiple failures of her inner organs. Doctors say that the reason for this was her body, which had become like 80 years old. Anna's mother Ivana told in an earlier interview that she can sacrifice everything to heal her daughter.

How Anna died?

Dr Nadezhda Kataman, who treated Anna, states that "Anna turned 8 years old in January. The body of a person usually affected by progeria is 8 to 10 times faster than normal people. So Anna Biological age was like 70-80 years old. Her bones were growing slowly, but the body parts were getting old according to their biological age. Anna had several strokes, attacks and even paralysis.

Conclusion: Anna was affected (from birth) by a genetic disease known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria. Only 160 people in the world have this disease.

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