Alport syndrome is a hereditary nephritis that may lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in young adult life and is often associated with sensorineural deafness and/or ocular abnormalities. The majority of families are X-linked due to mutations in the COL4A5 gene at Xq22. Autosomal forms of the disease are also recognized with recessive disease, having been shown to be due to mutations in the COL4A3 and COL4A4 genes on chromosome 2. Familial benign haematuria has also been mapped to this region in some families.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|