Cystinuria Awareness Day

June 24 is Cystinuria Awareness Day. Cystinuria is a rare, debilitating genetic disorder characterized by frequent and recurrent kidney stone formation. It affects men and women equally and is a lifelong, chronic condition. While Cystinuria has no cure, it can be managed. Early diagnosis and ongoing management are important. Learn more at cystinuria.org.


Text image that says: June 24 Cystinuria Awareness Day. Cystinuria is a rare, debilitating genetic disorder characterized by frequent and recurrent kidney stone formation. >80% of people with Cystinuria develop their first stones by the age of 20. About 30-40% of people get their first stone in their teens. Children can also have cystine stones - 8-10% of kidney stones in children are cystine stones. Cystinuria can be managed and early diagnosis and ongoing management are important. Learn more at cystinuria.org

***Posted as a courtesy to the International Cystinuria Foundation.

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