Skip to Content
Medical Term:

Werner syndrome

Pronunciation: wer'ner

Definition: a premature aging disorder presenting sclerodermalike skin changes, bilateral juvenile cataracts, progeria, hypogonadism, and diabetes mellitus; autosomal recessive inheritance, caused by mutation in the WRN gene, which encodes a helicase protein on chromosome 8p.

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide