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).
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