Rare Genetic Disorder That Turns Organs into Crystals

by Kathy Jones on  April 12, 2012 at 8:32 PM Genetics & Stem Cells News
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A distressed couple in Leeds has revealed that both of their children are suffering from a rare genetic disorder that slowly turns their organs into crystals.
 Rare Genetic Disorder That Turns Organs into Crystals
Rare Genetic Disorder That Turns Organs into Crystals

Jessica Kemp revealed that her daughters, Emily, 3, and Poppy-Mae, 2, have been diagnosed with cystinosis, a rare genetic disorder that affects just one in 3.5 million.

Cystinosis is an incurable condition with just 2,000 patients in the world and as it is a genetic disease, there is a one in four chance that Ms Kemp's children may suffer from the disease.

Ms Kemp said that when Emily was diagnosed with the disease, she was pregnant with Poppy-Mae and knew that she too would be suffering from the condition. "I already knew in my heart that she had it. I was devastated when the doctors confirmed our worst fears - both our little girls had cystinosis", she said.



Source: Medindia

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