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Diseases » Cystinuria » Summary

What is Cystinuria?

What is Cystinuria?

  • Cystinuria: A rare inherited condition characterized by the abnormal transport of various amino acids (cystine, lysine, arginine, ornithine) resulting in excess amounts in the urinary system where it can form stones.
  • Cystinuria: An inherited abnormality of renal tubular transport of dibasic amino acids leading to massive urinary excretion of cystine, lysine, arginine, and ornithine.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cystinuria as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Cystinuria: Introduction

Types of Cystinuria:

Broader types of Cystinuria:

How many people get Cystinuria?

Prevalance of Cystinuria: approximately 1 per 10,000 people are affected by cystinuria, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate of Cystinuria: approx 1 in 10,000 or 0.01% or 27,200 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Cystinuria?

Complications of Cystinuria: see complications of Cystinuria

What causes Cystinuria?

Causes of Cystinuria: see causes of Cystinuria

What are the symptoms of Cystinuria?

Symptoms of Cystinuria: see symptoms of Cystinuria

Complications of Cystinuria: see complications of Cystinuria

Can anyone else get Cystinuria?

More information: see contagiousness of Cystinuria
Inheritance: see inheritance of Cystinuria

Cystinuria: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Cystinuria.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Cystinuria.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Cystinuria: see treatments for Cystinuria
Research for Cystinuria: see research for Cystinuria

Name and Aliases of Cystinuria

Main name of condition: Cystinuria

Other names or spellings for Cystinuria:

CSNU, Cystinuria type 1, CSNU1

Cysteinuria Source - Diseases Database

Cystinuria: Related Conditions

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