Alport syndrome is a disease that damages the tiny vessels in your kidneys that will lead to kidney disease or even kidney failure. The glomeruli, which are the small filtering units in your kidneys, are damaged, causing kidney damage.
Alport Syndrome is an inherited disease that is passed down to generations. It is caused by the changes in your genes that encode for a protein called collagen. Collagen is essential in kidney structure as it helps maintain the healthy tissues in the kidneys, eyes, and ears; this is why changes in collagen can also affect the eyes and ears.