WERNER SYNDROME: A NEW CASE REPORT

Nasza Dermatologia Online. 2013;4(4):490-492 DOI 10.7241/ourd.20134.124

 

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Journal Title: Nasza Dermatologia Online

ISSN: 2081-9390 (Online)

Publisher: Our Dermatology Online

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Dermatology

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: Polish, Spanish; Castilian, French, English

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AUTHORS

Faida Ajili
Wafa Garbouj
Najeh Boussetta
Janet Laabidi
Nadia Ben Abdelhafidh
Bassem Louzir
Salah Othmani

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

“Werner’s syndrome” or premature aging syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disease. It is responsible of several complications related to age, including atherosclerosis and association with cancer. We report the case of a 36 year-old-patient, admitted to department of Internal Medicine of the military hospital of Tunis for suspicion of systemic sclerosis. The patient had all the major signs of Werner syndrome (bilateral cataract, sclerotic skin, “bird face”, baldness, small size, parental consanguinity) and 4 minor signs (type 2 diabetes, hypogonadism, squeaky voice, and flat feet). She has also a brother with the same morphotype died at the age of 32 by a myocardial infarction. The current follow-up time is 9 years..