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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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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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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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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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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's little man syndrome?

What's little man syndrome?

Short man syndrome: Another name for the short or little man syndrome is a napoleon complex. Sometimes men with short stature may feel inferior and over-compensate for it. An example: a short man who aggressively drives the top of the line sports car- (is he compensating for feelings of inadequacy?). ...Read more

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How do you get reye's syndrome?

How do you get reye's syndrome?

Deadly process: First noted in the 60'sand peaking in the 70's, this is a pattern of acute liver failure,coma and often death. It often struck kids recovering from flu or chickenpox. Its cause is unclear, but an association with intake of any aspirin product was recognized.After salicylates were stopped for kids under 16, the condition has all but disappeared. ...Read more

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