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Cystinuria - Video

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General Discussion

Cystinuria is an inherited metabolic disorder characterized by excessive amounts of undissolved cystine in the urine, as well as three chemically similar amino acids: arginine, lysine, and ornithine. Excess cystine in the urine can lead to the formation of crystals and stones (calculi) in the kidney, bladder, and/or urinary tract (ureters). Some people with cystinuria do not form stones, while others frequently form stones.

Synonyms of Cystinuria

  • CSNU
  • cystinuria-lysinuria

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