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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 138312, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/138312
Case Report

Review of Two Siblings with Werner's Syndrome: A Case Report

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Faculty, Cukurova University, 01330 Adana, Turkey

Received 20 July 2009; Accepted 13 December 2009

Academic Editor: Shern L. Chew

Copyright © 2009 Murat Sert et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report the clinical course of two siblings with Werner's syndrome (WS) who were diagnosed and followed at our clinics for 12 years. Initial diagnosis of the first sibling (sister) was at age 20, the second (brother) at 16. At the initial diagnosis, the sister had amenorrhea, muscle atrophy at arms and legs, diabetes mellitus (DM), short stature, bilateral cataracts, genital hypoplasia, osteoporosis, and gray hair. During 12 years follow-up period, high-pitched voice, hepatosteatosis, renal parenchymal disease, and urethral obstruction developed. Regarding the brother, DM, cataracts and genital hypoplasia were observed at the initial diagnosis. During the 12 years follow-up period, gray hair, high-pitched voice, steatohepatosis, and osteoporosis developed.