Paper Information

Journal:   RAZI JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JOURNAL OF IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES)   2003 , Volume 9 , Number 32 (SPECIAL ISSUE); Page(s) 637 To 642.
 
Paper: 

SCLERODERMA-LIKE SYNDROM (WERNER’S SYNDROM) “A RARE CASE REPORT”

 
 
Author(s):  OULIA M.B.*, HAGHIGHI A., JAVADZADEH A.
 
* Shahid sadoghi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Yazd, Iran
 
Abstract: 

Scleroderma-like syndromes are a group of disorders that mimic systemic sclerosis. Werner’s syndrome is a genetically inherited syndrome that can be misdiagnosed as systemic scleroderomia. The syndrome is charachterized by sclerosis or stiffening of the skin, progeris, bilatera l juvenile cataract, endocrinopathies, premature coronary artery disease, alopecia, nail plate changes, hyperpigmentation and susceptibility to malignant neoplasms. We describe a case of Werner’s syndrome who presented with chronic leg ulcer and was misdiagnosed as systemic sclerosis for many years. We stopped unnecessary treatments and chronic leg ulcer was biopsied to rule out of skin cancer and managed locally by antibiotics and daily care.

 
Keyword(s): WERNER’S SYNDROME, PROGERIA, SCLERODERMA-LIKE SYNDROME, SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS
 
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