Wiedemann Rautenstrauch Syndrome
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Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome (WRS), also known as neonatal progeroid syndrome, is a very rare genetic disorder characterized by an aged appearance at birth (old man look) growth delays before and after birth (prenatal and postnatal growth retardation), and deficiency or absence of the layer of fat under the skin (subcutaneous lipoatrophy). It is anticipated that most individuals with WRS have decreased life expectancy. There are few individuals who have lived well in to the teens and afew still live in their 20s. WRS is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait, as several pairs of siblings have been reported in families with unaffected parents.
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Last Updated: 8/31/2010
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