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What is Werner syndrome?

What is Werner syndrome?

  • Werner syndrome: A form of premature aging where sufferers start aging during adolescence or soon after and appear old by the time they reach their 30's or 40's. Milder forms of the condition may also occur.
  • Werner syndrome: Werner Syndrome (WS) is an inherited disease characterized by an early onset of atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, and cancers of non-epithelial cell origin. Cultured cells from WS patients also present a shortened replicative lifespan and increased genetic instability. The genomic instability of WS cells is manifested at the cytogenetic level in the form of chromosome breaks and translocations, and at the molecular level predominately by multiple, large DNA deletions. (J. Biol. Chem., 273(51):34139-34144, 1998)
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Werner syndrome: Introduction

Types of Werner syndrome:

Broader types of Werner syndrome:

How many people get Werner syndrome?

Prevalance of Werner syndrome: 1 per 20,000 - 40,000 people suffer from Werner syndrome in Japan, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate of Werner syndrome: approx 1 in 20,000 or 0.00% or 13,600 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Werner syndrome?

Complications of Werner syndrome: see complications of Werner syndrome

What causes Werner syndrome?

Causes of Werner syndrome: see causes of Werner syndrome

What are the symptoms of Werner syndrome?

Symptoms of Werner syndrome: see symptoms of Werner syndrome

Complications of Werner syndrome: see complications of Werner syndrome

Can anyone else get Werner syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Werner syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Werner syndrome

Werner syndrome: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Werner syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Werner syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Werner syndrome.
Treatments for Werner syndrome: see treatments for Werner syndrome
Research for Werner syndrome: see research for Werner syndrome

Name and Aliases of Werner syndrome

Main name of condition: Werner syndrome

Other names or spellings for Werner syndrome:

Pangeria, adult premature aging syndrome, adult progeria

Werner syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Werner syndrome:


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