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What is Cockayne syndrome?

What is Cockayne syndrome?

  • Cockayne syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by a senile-like appearance, hearing and vision impairment and sun sensitive skin.
  • Cockayne syndrome: A syndrome of hypersensitivity to sunlight, dwarfism, microcephaly, psychomotor retardation, prematurely senile appearance, and retinal pigmentation. The syndrome is sometimes differentiated as Type 1 or A (onset at age 2 years or later), Type 2 or B (named later COMFAK, q.v.), and Type 3 or C (considered as a part of xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group B).
    Source - Diseases Database

Cockayne syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cockayne syndrome, or a subtype of Cockayne syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cockayne syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Cockayne syndrome: Introduction

Types of Cockayne syndrome:

Broader types of Cockayne syndrome:

How many people get Cockayne syndrome?

Prevalance of Cockayne syndrome: estimated less than 1 per 100,000 people are affected by Cockayne syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website

How serious is Cockayne syndrome?

Complications of Cockayne syndrome: see complications of Cockayne syndrome

What causes Cockayne syndrome?

Causes of Cockayne syndrome: see causes of Cockayne syndrome

What are the symptoms of Cockayne syndrome?

Symptoms of Cockayne syndrome: see symptoms of Cockayne syndrome

Complications of Cockayne syndrome: see complications of Cockayne syndrome

Can anyone else get Cockayne syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Cockayne syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Cockayne syndrome

Cockayne syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Cockayne syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Cockayne syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Cockayne syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Cockayne syndrome.
Treatments for Cockayne syndrome: see treatments for Cockayne syndrome
Research for Cockayne syndrome: see research for Cockayne syndrome

Name and Aliases of Cockayne syndrome

Main name of condition: Cockayne syndrome

Other names or spellings for Cockayne syndrome:

Dwarfism-retinal atrophy-deafness syndrome, CS

Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Cockayne syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Cockayne syndrome:


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