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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

Other Names for this Disease
  • Alport syndrome, X-linked
  • Congenital hereditary hematuria
  • Hemorrhagic familial nephritis
  • Hemorrhagic hereditary nephritis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.