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Alport syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Alport syndrome, X-linked
  • Congenital hereditary hematuria
  • Hemorrhagic familial nephritis
  • Hemorrhagic hereditary nephritis
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  • My son rejected his first kidney transplant, can I be a donor since I am also a carrier? Click here for answer

  • My sister's daughter has a son with X-linked Alport syndrome. Although my niece was not genetically tested as a carrier, her doctor assumed she is a carrier because of the large amount of blood in her urine. I have 2 sons and one daughter. I am told that my sons cannot be carriers and therefore don't have to worry about passing on this syndrome. Is that true? Also, how about my daughter? I have not been tested but if I do get tested and am not a carrier, then can I assume she is ok and will not pass down the syndrome to her children? Also, if I have my urine tested for hematuria and I don't have blood, can I assume that I am not a carrier? Click here for answer

  • What causes Alport syndrome? Is it always inherited? Click here for answer

  • I have been on hemodialysis for a year as a result of Alport syndrome. My two uncles died of kidney disease associated with this condition. What treatments are available for this condition? Click here for answer