This site is intended for healthcare professionals
Login | Register (NOW FREE)

Medical search

Alport's syndrome

FREE subscriptions for doctors and students... click here
You have 3 open access pages.

Alport's syndrome is a hereditary disease of basement membranes which is characterised by sensorineural deafness and renal failure.

Inheritance can be X-linked dominant, autosomal dominant and, rarely, autosomal recessive. More information about the genetics of this condition is available in the linked menu item.

Prevalence is about 1:5000.

Pathological renal changes in Alport's syndrome include thickening of the glomerular basement membrane and splitting of the lamina densa.

Links:

The information provided herein should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical practitioner should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Copyright 2016 Oxbridge Solutions LtdĀ®. Any distribution or duplication of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. Oxbridge Solutions LtdĀ® receives funding from advertising but maintains editorial independence. GPnotebook stores small data files on your computer called cookies so that we can recognise you and provide you with the best service. If you do not want to receive cookies please do not use GPnotebook.