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Progressive hemifacial atrophy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Hemifacial atrophy, progressive
  • Parry-Romberg syndrome
  • Romberg hemi-facial atrophy
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At what age does progressive hemifacial atrophy typically present?

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At what age does progressive hemifacial atrophy typically present?

The onset of the disease usually begins between the ages of 5 and 15 years.[1][2] The progression of the atrophy often lasts from 2 to 10 years, and then the process seems to enter a stable phase.[1] Cases of disease onset in adulthood have been reported as well.[2]
Last updated: 8/7/2012