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

CLIMB (Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases)
Climb Building
176 Nantwich Road
Crewe, Intl CW2 6BG
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 870 7700 325
Fax: +44 870 7700 327
Email: info.svcs@climb.org.uk
Internet: http://www.CLIMB.org.uk

Vaincre Les Maladies Lysosomales
2 ter avenue de Fance
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

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: (914)997-4488
Fax: (914)997-4763
Tel: (888)663-4637
Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com
Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com

Cystinosis Foundation, Inc.
604 Vernon Street
Oakland, CA 94610
Fax: (559)222-7997
Tel: (800)392-8458
Email: jean.cystinosis@sbcglobal.net
Internet: http://www.cystinosisfoundation.org

American Urological Association Foundation
1000 Corporate Blvd.
Linthicum, MD 21090
USA
Tel: (410)689-3700
Fax: (410)689-3800
Tel: (866)746-4282
Email: auafoundation@auafoundation.org
Internet: http://www.auafoundation.org

NIH/National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
3 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
Tel: (800)891-5390
Email: nkudic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/

Schneider, Jerry A., M.D.
University of California at San Diego
School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, 0609F
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0609
United States
Tel: (619)534-6988

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/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Instituto de Errores Innatos del Metabolismo
Carrera 7 No 40 - 62
Bogota,
Columbia
Tel: (571) 3208320
Email: abarrera@javeriana.edu.co
Internet: http://www.javeriana.edu.co

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

Hide & Seek Foundation for Lysosomal Disease Research
6475 East Pacific Coast Highway Suite 466
Long Beach, CA 90803
Tel: (877)621-1122
Fax: (866)215-8850
Email: info@hideandseek.org
Internet: http://www.hideandseek.org

Cystinosis Research Foundation
18802 Bardeen Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612
Tel: (949)223-7610
Fax: (949)756-5955
Email: info@natialieswish.org
Internet: http://www.cystinosisresearch.org

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