A syndrome characterized by multiple system abnormalities including dwarfism; photosensitivity disorders; PREMATURE aging; and hearing loss. It is caused by mutations of a number of autosomal recessive genes encoding proteins that involve transcriptional-coupled dna repair processes. cockayne syndrome is classified by the severity and age of onset. Type I (classical; CSA) is early childhood onset in the second year of life; type II (congenital; CSB) is early onset at birth with severe symptoms; type III (xeroderma pigmentosum; XP) is late childhood onset with mild symptoms.


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