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How do I know if I have Alport Syndrome?

What signs or symptoms may make you suspect you may have Alport Syndrome. People who have experience in Alport Syndrome offer advice of what things may make you suspicious and which doctor you should go to to receive treatment

Do I have Alport Syndrome?
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Alport syndrome is a serious, rare, inherited genetic condition characterized by kidney disease, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities. It occurs in 1 out of 50,000 newborns and it’s much more common in males than in females. In some cases, there are no symptoms. In women who are carriers of the disease, the symptoms are milder while in men they are much more severe.

Most affected individuals experience progressive loss of kidney function, usually resulting in end-stage kidney disease. The condition worsens to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) early on in the affected person’s life, usually between adolescence and 40 years.

People with Alport syndrome also frequently develop hearing loss caused by problems with the inner ear in late childhood or early adolescence.

Alport syndrome is diagnosed using a combination of clinical, family history, and biopsy criteria but genetic testing is also used to confirm this diagnosis.

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Alport Syndrome life expectancy

What is the life expectancy of someone with Alport Syndrome?

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Is Alport Syndrome contagious?

Is Alport Syndrome contagious?

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Celebrities with Alport Syndrome

Celebrities with Alport Syndrome

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Is Alport Syndrome hereditary?

Is Alport Syndrome hereditary?

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ICD9 and ICD10 codes of Alport Syndrome

ICD10 code of Alport Syndrome and ICD9 code

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Natural treatment of Alport Syndrome

Is there any natural treatment for Alport Syndrome?

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Living with Alport Syndrome

Living with Alport Syndrome. How to live with Alport Syndrome?

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Alport Syndrome symptoms

Which are the symptoms of Alport Syndrome?

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World map of Alport Syndrome

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Stories of Alport Syndrome

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Alport Syndrome stories
In 2012 our youngest daughter, born in 2010, got hospitalized due to pneumonia. During basic testings they discovered protein and microscopic hematuria in her urine samples, and since they couldn't find any reason to why they sent her for a genetic s...
Alport Syndrome stories
My name is Sarah I'm from East Yorkshire, England. I was diagnosed at the age of 2. I have been under the watch of hospitals my whole life. In 2010 I was told my kidney was failing a year later I was on Pd dialysis. During this time my brother also w...
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My dad, Lee Spracklen, knew the minute I was born a girl that I had Alport Syndrome.  My dad had it and our family has X linked Alports.  Which meant he gave me his bad X. My dad had issues with his kidneys as a young boy. And had a kidney transpla...
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My son was diagnosed with Alports after he contracted meningococcal septicemia at the age of 2, it wasn't for another 2 years at the age of 4 that they discovered what it was he was suffering from. Genetics revealed that both me an my son's father(se...
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Born with Alports. Has been medicated since he was 2 months. Could not tell anything was wrong at all. In the last few years he has lost a bit of hearing and had to get glasses. Now he is 18 and we are in the first steps of starting the transplant. ...

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