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Are progeria and werner syndrome the same?

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Dr. Steven Fine
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Fine
Dr. Steven Fine
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

With very rare exceptions, progeria is caused by a sporadic new & dominant mutation & produces accelerated ageing that is usually noticeable by a year of age & expected life span into the mid-teens.
Werner syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder whose mutation is carried on chromosome 8.Its features are seldom noticed until the pre teen years with expected life span into the mid 40's.

In brief: No

With very rare exceptions, progeria is caused by a sporadic new & dominant mutation & produces accelerated ageing that is usually noticeable by a year of age & expected life span into the mid-teens.
Werner syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder whose mutation is carried on chromosome 8.Its features are seldom noticed until the pre teen years with expected life span into the mid 40's.
Dr. James Ferguson
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