Alport syndrome is a genetic disorder that is characterized by advanced kidney problems and hearing loss. Some of the common symptoms include blood in urine, excretion of proteins in urine and vision abnormalities such as cataract.
HOW IS ALPORT SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A specialist of the Nephrology department can diagnose this syndrome with the help of various tests and examinations. A kidney biopsy is usually carried out by studying sample tissue from the area under a microscope. Also, blood and urine tests can be carried out to diagnose the condition.
HOW IS ALPORT SYNDROME TREATED?
There is no definite treatment of Alport syndrome. However, research studies have suggested few methods to cure which are: • Pharmacology • Surgery • Kidney transplant • Medications • Gene therapy • Ace inhibitors • Hearing aids
DID YOU KNOW?
Alport Syndrome affects around 1 in 50,000 children.