What is it?

Alport syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by kidney disease, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities. The majority of affected individuals suffer from progressive kidney damage that may lead to end-stage kidney disease. Sensorineural hearing loss is also common among people with Alport syndrome. Usually, this condition does not cause vision loss as a result of the abnormalities in the eyes.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Hemorrhagic hereditary nephritis

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms related to this disease may affect different parts of the body.
Location, spacing, and intraocular abnormalities of the eye.
- Chronically high systemic arterial pressure.
- The presence of inflammation affecting the kidney.
-Renal insufficiency
- Sensorineural hearing impairment
- Hematuria


Several factors contribute to the diagnosis of the disorder, including family history, clinical signs, and specific tests like a kidney biopsy. The diagnosis can be confirmed by genetic testing.


By decreasing or eliminating troubling symptoms, symptoms can be managed to improve quality of life. Medication, clinical procedures, diet management, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, or supportive care may be used to treat symptoms.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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