Journal article

The Cockayne Syndrome Natural History (CoSyNH) study: clinical findings in 102 individuals and recommendations for care

Brian T Wilson, Zornitza Stark, Ruth E Sutton, Sumita Danda, Alka V Ekbote, Solaf M Elsayed, Louise Gibson, Judith A Goodship, Andrew P Jackson, Wee Teik Keng, Mary D King, Emma McCann, Toshino Motojima, Jennifer E Murray, Taku Omata, Daniela Pilz, Kate Pope, Katsuo Sugita, Susan M White, Ian J Wilson

GENETICS IN MEDICINE | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

PURPOSE: Cockayne syndrome (CS) is a rare, autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by microcephaly, impaired postnatal growth, and premature pathological aging. It has historically been considered a DNA repair disorder; fibroblasts from classic patients often exhibit impaired transcription-coupled nucleotide excision repair. Previous studies have largely been restricted to case reports and small series, and no guidelines for care have been established. METHODS: One hundred two study participants were identified through a network of collaborating clinicians and the Amy and Friends CS support groups. Families with a diagnosis of CS could also self-recruit. Comprehensive clinical information..

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