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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is alport syndrome?

A rare genetic disorder characterized by progressive kidney disease and abnormalities of the inner ear and the eye.

Symptoms of alport syndrome

  • Bloody or red urine

Questions your doctor may ask to check for alport syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose alport syndrome

  • Have you ever had red or brown urine (hematuria)?

Treatment for alport syndrome

The treatment is directed toward the specific symptoms that are apparent in each individual. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE inhibitor) therapy or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) therapy may reduce protein in urine and the progression of kidney disease.

View the symptoms of Alport syndrome

  • Blood in urine


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