Articles tagged with Alport syndrome
Alport syndrome (ATS) is a rare disease caused by genetic mutations in one of the type IV collagen genes that encode connective tissue proteins localized within basement membranes of the kidneys, ears, and eyes. Thus, the disease is characterized by renal, cochlear, and ocular involvement.
Alport Syndrome is an inherited disease that primarily affects the glomeruli, the tiny tufts of capillaries in the kidneys that filter wastes from the blood. The disease was first described by an English doctor named A. Cecil Alport.