Alport syndrome

noun
Al·​port syndrome | \ ˈal-ˌpȯrt- How to pronounce Alport syndrome (audio) \
variants: or Alport's syndrome

Medical Definition of Alport syndrome

: a genetic disorder of the kidneys that is usually inherited as an X-linked trait, is typically more severe in males, and is characterized especially by blood in the urine, hearing loss, abnormalities of the eye, and progressive renal failure

Note: Alport syndrome is caused by mutations in genes encoding a type of collagen normally present in basement membranes.

Most victims of Alport syndrome experience progressive kidney failure, often requiring a kidney transplant or prolonged kidney dialysis.— William Booth, The Washington Post, 8 June 1990

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“Alport syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Alport%20syndrome. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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