[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
Nursing Central is an award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Complete Product Information.