Cystinosis is a metabolic disease that is characterized by the abnormal accumulation of the amino acid cystine in different organs like kidneys, eyes, muscles, pancreas, and brain. Accumulation of cystine in the body cells will cause disorder in the function of the organs.
This disease is a genetic disorder that typically follows an autosomal recessive inheritance pattern. Cystinosis is the prevalent cause of the Fanconi syndrome in infants. Presently Mr. Baghdad Abadi is the president of the Cystinosis Society; the society that has 170 members (patients).