Other Names for this Disease
- Alport syndrome, X-linked
- Congenital hereditary hematuria
- Hemorrhagic familial nephritis
- Hemorrhagic hereditary nephritis
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Other aspects of the condition are addressed as needed. For instance, surgical repair of cataracts (cataract extraction), or repair of the anterior lenticonus in the eye may be needed. Loss of hearing is likely to be permanent. Counseling and education to increase coping skills can be helpful. Learning new skills such as lip reading or sign language may be of some benefit. Hearing aids are helpful. Young men with Alport syndrome should use hearing protection in noisy environments. Genetic counseling may be recommended because of the inherited pattern of the disorder.
- Ramesh Saxena, MD, PhD. Alport Syndrome. Medscape Reference. August 12, 2013; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/238260-treatment#showall. Accessed 1/30/2014.
- Dugdale DC, Lin HY. Alport syndrome. MedlinePlus. 2009; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000504.htm. Accessed 7/12/2011.
- Sessa A, Meroni M. Alport syndrome. Orphanet. 2007; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?Lng=EN&Expert=63. Accessed 7/12/2011.
- GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions. Click on the link to view the article on this topic.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Alport syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.