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Cystinosis

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • nephropathic cystinosis
  • intermediate cystinosis
  • non-nephropathic cystinosis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • nephropathic cystinosis
  • intermediate cystinosis
  • non-nephropathic cystinosis

General Discussion

Cystinosis is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the impaired transport of the amino acid cystine out of parts of cells called lysosomes in many organs of the body including the kidneys, eyes, liver, muscles, pancreas, brain and white blood cells. Lysosomes are membrane bound particles within cells that aid in the breakdown of cellular substances, some of which are harmful. Cystine crystallizes in these cells and slowly destroys the organs. Cystinosis is inherited as an autosomal recessive genetic condition

Resources

Vaincre Les Maladies Lysosomales
2 Ter Avenue
Massy, 91300
France
Tel: 01 69 75 40 30
Fax: 01 60 11 15 83
Email: accueil@vml-asso.org
Internet: http://www.vml-asso.org

Cystinosis Foundation, Inc.
1212 Broadway
Suite 830
Oakland, CA 94612
Fax: (559)222-7997
Tel: (800)392-8458
Email: jean.cystinosis@sbcglobal.net
Internet: http://www.cystinosisfoundation.org

NIH/National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
3 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
Fax: (703)738-4929
Tel: (800)891-5390
TDD: (866)569-1162
Email: nkudic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/

Cystinosis Research Network
302 Whytegate Court
Lake Forest, IL 60045
USA
Tel: (847)735-0471
Fax: (847)235-2773
Tel: (866)276-3669
Email: info@cystinosis.org
Internet: http://www.cystinosis.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

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Last Updated:  4/17/2007
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