Welcome to theCystinosis Research Network

Cystinosis is a rare, genetic, metabolic, lysosomal storage disease that causes an abnormal accumulation of the amino acid cystine in various organs and tissues of the body such as the kidneys, eyes, muscles, pancreas and brain.

The cystine accumulation causes widespread tissue and organ damage. Cystine accumulation can lead to kidney failure, muscle wasting, swallowing difficulty, diabetes, hypothyroidism, cerebral atrophy, photophobia, blindness, corneal ulceration, ventilatory impairment, and more. Without treatment, children with cystinosis will usually develop end stage kidney failure and die prematurely.

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The CRN provides the latest updates on research and treatment advancements, funds research grants and provides best clinical practices resources.

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Cystinosis Perspective: RARE Patient Advocacy Summit

Global Genes 2019 RARE Patient Advocacy Summit was attended by members of our cystinosis community. Natasha Faisca and Clinton Moore...

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Brochure Available: Details Gene Therapy Used in Cystinosis Trial

AVROBIO has released a brochure providing detail on investigational gene therapies for lysosomal storage disorders. Earlier this year, AVROBIO’s Lentiviral...

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Resources

Newly Diagnosed

You’ve received a diagnosis. Now what?

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Education

Daily life with cystinosis can present challenges. There are resources to help you along the way.

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Research Developments

Teams of medical experts are researching every aspect of cystinosis with the purpose of understanding our disease, finding improved treatments and a cure.

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