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Are there risk factors for werner syndrome?

Are there risk factors for werner syndrome?

It is genetic: It is caused by a rare recessive genetic mutation causing degeneration of the "telomere" part of the chromosome, leading to premature aging. Each parent of someone with the disease would have one copy of the gene and neither parent would be affected. ...Read more

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Werner Syndrome (Definition)

Werner syndrome is a disorder of early and rapid aging that begins in adolescence or early adulthood. Most individuals with Werner syndrome appear of old age by the time they are 30 or 40 years old. Wrinkled skin, being of short height, baldness, and muscular ...Read more


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Can you die from werner syndrome?

Can you die from werner syndrome?

Yes: People with Werner's syndrome typically live to c. 54 years of age in the US, about 20 years less than you would expect. Vitamin C therapy may lengthen that lifespan, but it not clear yet that this is true. ...Read more

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What are the tests for werner syndrome?

What are the tests for werner syndrome?

WERNER SYNDROME: Clinical DX is by appearance which are premature aging after puberty with hair thinning and development of conditions of old age like cataract, diabetes and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of werner syndrome?

What are the symptoms of werner syndrome?

WERNER SYNDROME: Clinical DX is by appearance which are premature aging after puberty with hair thinning and development of conditions of old age like cataract, diabetes and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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I think so I have werner syndrome. Everyone tells me that i look older than i really am. What should I do?

I think so I have werner syndrome. Everyone tells me that i look older than i really am. What should I do?

See a physician: Werner syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that appears in childhood and adolescents. Although premature aging is one of the features, there are many others including muscle and subcutaneous tissue loss, thickening of the skin (scleroderma changes), premature hair greying/baldness, skin ulcers. It should be diagnosed by a specialist, not by your friends. ...Read more

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Are progeria and werner syndrome the same?

Are progeria and werner syndrome the same?

Werner is a type: Werner syndrome is one type of progeria (premature aging syndromes), often called adult onset progeria because it doesn't show up until adulthood. ...Read more

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Is progeria and werner syndrome the same thing?

Similar...: ...In the clinical features (accelerated aging) but werner syndrome is a bit less severe, and has a different genetic basis. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Getting Guillian barre syndrome ?

What are the risk factors for Getting Guillian barre syndrome ?

Virus: Usually a virus. Very rarely a vaccination, but the risk of the virus far outweighs the vaccine. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for Guillian barre syndrome?

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What are risk factors for Guillian barre syndrome?

GBS: Anyone can develop GBS, but people over 50 yrs. age are more at risk. It develops several days/weeks after having diarrhea or respiratory infection, with most common cause being a bacterium called Campylobacter, & some cases follow the Flu or Epstein Barr virus infection, and rarely after vaccination. ...Read more