What is Cystinosis?

Cystinosis is a rare inherited disease occurring in about 1 in 200,000 births within developed countries. It occurs when the mechanism removing excess cystine (an amino acid) breaks down.

However, these days with better understanding and earlier diagnosis, people with cystinosis are able to lead a longer, fuller life. It is the Foundation's aim to aid researchers and the cystinosis community to strive for continued improvements.

Raise Money When You Shop Online Did you know? When you shop online you can raise money for Cystinosis Foundation UK, and it [...] Read more...
Online ‘Cystinosis Symposium’ – Saturday, 10th October 2020 As part of Metabolic Support UK’s 2 day virtual conference we are co-hosting a 2 hour [...] Read more...
Cystinosis Comic Book Series by Artist Kevin McCalla The Cystinosis Research Network in the US has teamed up with Kevin McCalla, a young artist who [...] Read more...
Newsletter – November 2012 Issue 21 of the Foundation newsletter has recently been finalised and is available to download [...] Read more...
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