ALPORT'S SYNDROME

conveyed by a British doctor, Arthur Cecil Alport, a hereditary health problem marked by blood in the urine, inability to hear, and kidney disease. Blood in the urine might show up initially in newborn life, whereas the inability to hear doesn't commonly occur until pubescence. Cataracts and cognitive deceleration often follow in line with this disease. It occurs as the result of gene mutation- specifically of the COL4A3, COL4A5, or COL4A6 genes, which indicate a sequence of basement membrane collagen.

ALPORT'S SYNDROME: "Walt hoped his sons would not inherit the Alport's Syndrome his own father passed onto him, causing him years of discomfort and pain, as well as total loss of hearing in one ear."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ALPORT'S SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/alports-syndrome/ (accessed October 22, 2021).
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