Review of the literature on Alport syndrome: A rare cause of nephrotic syndrome

Authors

  • Fahriye Secil Tecellioglu Department of Pathology, Malatya Education and Research Hospital, Malatya, Turkey
  • Nusret Akpolat Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
  • Yilmaz Tabel Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
  • Mehmet Gul Department of Histology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

Keywords:

Alport syndrome, hereditary nephropathy, nephropathology

Abstract

Alport syndrome is a type IV collagen synthesis disorder characterized by hereditary progressive glomerular disease resulting from glomerular basement membrane injury, often accompanied by hearing loss and ocular defects. The most common form is X-linked Alport syndrome, which accounts for 80% of all cases. Although women mainly present with mild urinary symptoms, end-stage renal disease onsets at an early age in men. An 11-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital with mild bifissure oedema for the last 3 months. This study discusses the clinical, morphological and transmission electron microscopic findings of a rare case of Alport syndrome in the context of the wider literature.

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2021-09-27

How to Cite

Tecellioglu, F. S., Akpolat, N., Tabel, Y., & Gul, M. (2021). Review of the literature on Alport syndrome: A rare cause of nephrotic syndrome. Annals of Medical Research, 28(9), 1791–1794. Retrieved from https://annalsmedres.org/index.php/aomr/article/view/3928

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