Alport syndrome

(al′port″)

[Arthur Cecil Alport, South African physician, 1880-1959]
Congenital glomerulonephritis associated with deafness and a decrease in large thrombocytes. Occasionally there are eye abnormalities such as cataracts. Although there is no specific treatment for this condition, dialysis or kidney transplantation is used to treat affected patients with kidney failure.
SYN: SEE: hereditary nephritis
SEE: macrothrombocyte

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