Alport syndrome is a genetic disease which results in kidney disease, progressive loss of kidney function, hearing loss and abnormalities in the eyes. In severe cases it could lead to ESRD, end stage renal disease. It is affected from the stage of young adult or late childhood.
HOW IS ALPORT SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Nephrologists diagnose Alport syndrome through careful evaluation of signs, symptoms and family history. Hearing and vision are also tested. Blood tests, urine tests and biopsy of the kidney are diagnosis methods for Alport Syndrome.
HOW IS ALPORT SYNDROME TREATED?
At present there is no cure for Alport Syndrome. Nephrologists adopt the same treatment methods followed for high blood pressure and other symptoms of kidney disease. Kidney transplant is the best way to treat the disease, especially at the onset of end stage kidney disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
Patients with kidney disorders are usually treated with ACE inhibitors which slow down deterioration of kidneys. Also dialysis is used to treat patients with Alport . Kidney transplant is also considered as the last option.