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Alport syndrome: Treatment

Treatment The goals of treatment include monitoring and controlling progression of the disease and treating the symptoms. Most important is to strictly control blood pressure. Treatment of chronic kidney failure may become necessary. This can include dietary modifications, fluid restriction, … Read more

Alport syndrome: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs The disorder damages the tiny blood vessels in the kidneys, called glomeruli, that filter wastes. At first, there are no symptoms. However, progressive destruction of the glomeruli leads to blood in the urine and may decrease the … Read more

Alport syndrome: Overview, Causes

Alport syndrome: Overview, Causes

Alternate Names : Hereditary nephritis, Hematuria – nephropathy – deafness, Hemorrhagic familial nephritis, Hereditary deafness and nephropathy Definition Alport syndrome is an inherited disorder that damages tiny blood vessels in the kidneys. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Alport syndrome is … Read more