What is Cockayne Syndrome?

 

Happy kidsCockayne Syndrome (CS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by poor growth, microcephaly, progeria (premature aging), sensitivity to sunlight, moderate to profound developmental and neurological delays, and a shortened lifespan. CS is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. In order for a child to be affected by CS, he or she must inherit a mutation (-) in the same CS gene from both parents. The parents and other โ€œcarriersโ€ of a single CS gene mutation remain healthy. Once a couple are known to carriers, they have a 1 in 4 (25%) chance of having another child with CS

 
 
 
 
 

Diagnosing

 
 

UPDATE: Share & Care is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization there are no paid salaries, donations go directly to helping families with kids with CS and to research for CS. We are a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Organization. Your donations are fully tax deductible and greatly appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Resources and Support

 
 

UPDATE: Share & Care is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization there are no paid salaries, donations go directly to helping families with kids with CS and to research for CS. We are a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Organization. Your donations are fully tax deductible and greatly appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Newly Diagnosed

 
 

UPDATE: Share & Care is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization there are no paid salaries, donations go directly to helping families with kids with CS and to research for CS. We are a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Organization. Your donations are fully tax deductible and greatly appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

Download the Share & Care Brochure

 

Cockayne Syndrome BrochurePlease note: You may download copies of the Share & Care Cockayne Syndrome Network Brochure for your own use, but not for the purpose of reproducing or posting the text, images, and other material anywhere on the Internet. All rights are exclusively reserved to Share & Care Cockayne Syndrome Network. Hard copies are available upon request. Send email to cockaynesyndrome@gmail.com.