Werner’s syndrome is a relatively rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by several features generally associated with aging. This syndrome is classified in the group of chromosome instability syndromes and there is an increased incidence of neoplasia. Hematologic malignancies associated with this syndrome are, however, unusual. Herein we report a case of Werner’s syndrome with myelodysplastic syndrome, a clonal preleukemic disorder of hemopoietic stem cells. Such an association, to the best of our knowledge, has not been reported in the English literature so far.
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