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Other Names for this Disease
- Cystinosin, defect of
- Lysosomal cystine transport protein, defect of
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mutations in the CTNS gene and inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.Cystinosis is an inherited condition in which the body accumulates the amino acid cystine (a building block of proteins) within the cells. Excess cystine forms crystals that can build up and damage cells. These crystals can negatively affect many systems in the body, especially the kidneys and eyes. There are three distinct types of cystinosis: nephropathic cystinosis, intermediate cystinosis, and non-nephropathic or ocular cystinosis. All three types of cystinosis are caused by
Last updated: 11/11/2011
- Cystinosis. Genetic Home Reference . February 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=cystinosis. Accessed 11/11/2011.
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