DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Alport Syndrome http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease-overview/assessing your risk/alport-syndrome/a/4803

We all have a family medical history and some conditions we may inherit. Alport syndrome is an uncommon genetic disorder which affects the kidneys. Although Alport syndrome is mainly inherited by men, women can also be affected by this disorder that causes chronic kidney disease (CKD). Learn if you are at risk for Alport syndrome, what the signs are and how you can treat this condition when it progresses to end stage renal disease (ESRD).