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Alport Syndrome

Alport Syndrome: Introduction

Alport Syndrome: Alport syndrome (AS) is a genetic disease in which a collagen mutation affects the kidneys, the ears, and the eyes. The syndrome was named for Dr. Alport who in 1927 ... more about Alport Syndrome.

Alport Syndrome: A rare hereditary disorder involving the progressive deterioration of parts of the kidney resulting in chronic kidney disease. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Alport Syndrome is available below.

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Alport Syndrome: Deaths

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Alport Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Alport Syndrome

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Alport Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is more »

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Article Excerpts about Alport Syndrome

Alport syndrome (AS) is a genetic disease in which a collagen mutation affects the kidneys, the ears, and the eyes. The syndrome was named for Dr. Alport who in 1927 described a British family in which many members developed renal disease as well as deafness. He noted that affected men in the family died as a result of their kidney problems, whereas females were less affected and lived until old age. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Definitions of Alport Syndrome:

A genetically heterogenous disorder characterized by kidney abnormalities with hematuria and proteinuria, sensorineural hearing loss, and eye abnormalities. Two main genetically distinct forms are recognized: An X-linked dominant form (MIM 301050) with additional features including mental retardation, dysmorphic facies with midfacial hypoplasia, elliptocytosis and smooth muscle tumors; and an autosomal recessive form (OMIM 203780). Variants of Alport syndrome without mental retardation include: Alport syndrome with leukocyte inclusions and macrothrombocytopenia (transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait) Synonyms: Fechtner syndrome (named after a patient) Sebastian platelet syndrome (named after a patient) macrothrombocytopathy-deafness-nephritis-leukocyte inclusions syndrome (OMIM 153640) Alport syndrome with macrothrombocytopenia (transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait) Synonyms: Epstein syndrome hereditary macrothrombocytopathia-nephritis-deafness syndrome macrothrombocytopathy-nephritis-deafness syndrome thrombocytopenia-macrothrombocytopathia-nephritis-defames syndrome (OMIM 153650) hereditary nephropathy-deafness syndrome (transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait) Synonym: hereditary nephropathy-sensorineural hearing loss syndrome (OMIM 104200) Alport syndrome with abnormal collagen of basement membrane (transmitted as an X-linked trait) (OMIM 303630) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Alport Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Alport Syndrome, or a subtype of Alport Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Alport Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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