Alport Syndrome Treatment News and Symptoms Information

What is Alport Syndrome?

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Alport syndrome is an inherited condition characterized by kidney disease, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities. Alport Syndrome is a rare disease, affecting less than 200,000 people in the U.S.

People with Alport syndrome experience progressive loss of kidney function. Almost all people with this disease have blood in their urine (hematuria), which indicates abnormal functioning of the kidneys. Many people with Alport syndrome also develop high levels of protein in their urine (proteinuria). The kidneys become less able to function as this condition progresses, resulting in end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

There are three genetic types of Alport Syndrome. X-linked Alport Syndrome (XLAS) (most common), autosomal recessive Alport Syndrome (ARAS) and autosomal dominant (ADAS).

See below for updated news and information regarding Alport Syndrome including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Alport Syndrome Treatment News and Research

Patients’ Hair Used to Identify Gene Variant Leading to Alport

Alport Syndrome NewsJan 13, 2017
Using plucked hairs from patients, researchers found a variant in the COL4A5 gene leading to hereditary Alport syndrome. This analysis may …

Alport Syndrome Improved by Pentraxin-2 in Animal Model Study

Alport Syndrome NewsJan 4, 2017
Scientists have found that a recombinant human protein, pentraxin-2 (rhPTX-2), slows progression of kidney disease in mice with Alport …

Alport Syndrome Pathophysiology

News-Medical.netSep 25, 2016
First described in the early 20th century, Alport syndrome (AS), also known as hereditary nephritis, is a rare genetic disorder. Mutations in …

Alport Syndrome Genetics and Inheritance

News-Medical.netAug 30, 2016
Alport syndrome is a condition that develops due to mutations in three different genes – COL4A3, COL4A4 and COL4A5. The reason that the …

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