COCKAYNE SYNDROME

DISORDER

WHAT IS IT?

Cockayne syndrome is a rare and inherited disorder in which DNA in body cells is damaged by ultraviolet radiation.

Cockayne syndrome is a rare and an inherited disorder in which the genetic material (DNA) in body cell

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HOW IS IT INHERITED?

Cockayne syndrome can result form change in either in the ERCC6 gene or ERCC8 gene. These genes give them instructions for making that are involved in repairing damaged cells
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AFFECTED

5 out of 23 chromosomes are affected by this disorder

1 out of 12 births are affected by this disorder also

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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

The most common symptoms are photosensitivity, small head, short body, low weight, late growth, premature ageing, hearing loss, visual impairment, and increasing mobility problems

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WHAT PARTS OF THE BODY IS AFFECTED?

Cockayne syndrome affects your head, nose, eyes, and body size
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TESTING AND TREATMENT

There is no test to see if you are diagnosis with this very tragic disease.

There is also no treatment currently for Cockayne syndrome, but they need to use sunscreen outside because of sun

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TYPES OF COCKAYNE SYNDROME

•Type I is shown by normal growth with the start of growth and developmental around one year of age. The typical lifespan is ten to twenty years of age.


• Type 2 is shown by growth failure and other problems at birth, with little or no development. The typical lifespan is up to seven years.


• Type 3 is shown by a later start, less symptoms, and a slower rate of progression.. The expected lifespan is unclear, but can extent to forty or fifty years of age.

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FACTS AND CONCLUSION

•CS is short for Cockayne syndrome

•1 out of every 12 births get CS

•It’s a rare disorder

•No treatment

•Short life span.

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