Cystinosis is a disease in which cystine is abnormal. This disease is very rare and cannot be fully treated. Cystitis / Cystinosis is a hereditary disease, where cystine is produced in body cells in excess. If the body has excess cystine, the cells will solidify because cystin will join together and form crystals.
Cysitinosis is a very rare disease and cannot be fully treated. This disease is a hereditary disease, where crystals are produced in the body’s cells.
This disease originated from kidney failure in a case experienced by Lillie (a 5-year-old little girl in Castleford, England) when she was a baby. As a result of kidney failure, blood cannot be filtered and cleaned again by the kidneys. The condition then triggers the overproduction of cystine chemicals, namely amino acids in the body. Also, if the body has excess cystine, the cells will solidify because cystin will join together and form crystals.
If so, kidney problems, thyroid gland, eyes, and liver will appear. The body can no longer clean cystin crystals.
Dr. Kay Tyerman, a pediatric consultant and a neurologist who handles Lille said that Cysitinosis can only be slowed down and cannot be treated permanently. “This is a very rare disease. If you don’t take medicine according to the dosage, Lillie can be blind and petrified. The age of his life will be shorter, “said Tyerman.
If you don’t take medicine according to the dosage, Lillie can be blind and petrified. The age of his life will be shorter, “said Tyerman.
“But Lillie is a brave and courageous child. I am proud because he is still young and dares to fight his illness, “Tyerman added.
Now, Lillie’s parents must give Lillie a dose of medicine (almost a can of medicine every day). “If he ends up skipping medication, bad things can happen to him. Now, Lillie is like having half-life. However, we never know, maybe someday if he can still survive, there will be drugs that can cure him, “Laura said.