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Alport Syndrome


Synonyms of Alport Syndrome
  • Congenital hereditary hematuria
  • Hematuria-Nephropathy Deafness
  • Hemorrhagic familial nephritis
  • Hemorrhagic Familial Nephritis
  • Hereditary Deafness and Nephropathy
  • Hereditary Nephritis
  • Hereditary Nephritis With Sensory Deafness
  • Nephritis and Nerve Deafness, Hereditary
  • Nephropathy and Deafness, Hereditary

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Autosomal Dominant Alport Syndrome (ADAS)
  • Autosomal Recessive Alport Syndrome (ARAS)
  • X-Linked Alport Syndrome (XLAS)


General Discussion
Alport syndrome is a group of hereditary disorders characterized by progressive deterioration of parts of the kidney known as basement membranes. This deterioration may lead to chronic kidney (renal) disease. Eventually, severe renal failure (end-stage renal disease or ESRD) may develop. Some types of Alport syndrome may also affect vision and hearing. Most cases of Alport syndrome have an X-linked pattern of inheritance.

Organizations related to Alport Syndrome
  • Alport Syndrome Foundation
    1608 E. Briarwood Terrace
    Phoenix AZ 85048-9414
    Phone #: 480-460-0621
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: info@alportsyndrome.org
    Home page: http://www.alportsyndrome.org
  • American Kidney Fund, Inc.
    6110 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville MD 20852
    Phone #: 301-881-3052
    800 #: 800-638-8299
    e-mail: helpline@kideyfund.org
    Home page: http://www.kidneyfund.org
  • American Urological Association Foundation
    1000 Corporate Blvd.
    Linthicum MD 21090
    Phone #: 410-689-3700
    800 #: 866-746-4282
    e-mail: auafoundation@auafoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.auafoundation.org
  • Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, Inc.
    152 Madison Ave.
    New York NY 10016
    Phone #: 212-629-9770
    800 #: 800-633-6628
    e-mail: info@kidneyurology.org
    Home page: http://www.kidneyurology.org
  • Let Them Hear Foundation
    1900 University Ave #101
    East Palo Alto CA 94303
    Phone #: 650-462-3143
    800 #: 877-735-2929
    e-mail: info@letthemhear.org
    Home page: http://www.letthemhear.org
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • Madisons Foundation
    PO Box 241956
    Los Angeles CA 90024
    Phone #: 310-264-0826
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
  • NIH/National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
    3 Information Way
    Bethesda MD 20892-3580
    Phone #: N/A
    800 #: 800-891-5390
    e-mail: nkudic@info.niddk.nih.gov
    Home page: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/
  • National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)
    The Teaching Research Institute
    Monmouth OR 97361
    Phone #: 800-438-9376
    800 #: 800-438-9376
    e-mail: info@nationaldb.org
    Home page: http://www.nationaldb.org
  • National Kidney Foundation
    30 East 33rd Street
    New York NY 10016
    Phone #: 212-889-2210
    800 #: 800-622-9010
    e-mail: info@kidney.org
    Home page: http://www.kidney.org
  • Perkins School for the Blind
    175 North Beacon St.
    Watertown MA 02472
    Phone #: 617-924-3434
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: Info@Perkins.org
    Home page: http://www.Perkins.org



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