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Alport Syndrome

by Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA

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    00:01 Glomerulonephritis, nephritic syndrome, Alport Syndrome.

    00:06 Alport Syndrome is a condition that is inherited in an x-linked pattern 85% of cases.

    00:14 It’s due to a mutation in type IV collagen.

    00:18 Signs and symptoms that you'll see with Alport Syndrome include glomerulonephritis combined with hearing loss and visual disturbance.

    00:29 The visual loss component is due to loss of collagen fibers that hold the lens of the eyes in place.

    00:36 Electron microscopy of a kidney biopsy from a patient with Alport Syndrome will show splitting of the glomerular basement membrane.


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    The lecture Alport Syndrome by Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA is from the course Glomerulonephritis.


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    1. Loss of hearing
    2. Loss of sodium
    3. Loss of proprioception
    4. Loss of fine touch
    5. Loss of crude touch

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     Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA

    Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA


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