The Heritable Disorder
An inherited form of kidney inflammation caused by a mutation in a gene for a protein in the connective tissue. The disorder is uncommon and most often affects males. Women can pass the gene for the disorder to their children.
A medical professional would do a medical history check and physical examination, hearing & vision evaluation and testing, renal ultrasound, kidney biopsy analysis, skin biopsy analysis, and genetic testing.
Important to control blood pressure. May treat chronic kidney disease by changing diet. limiting fluids, and other treatments, end resulting in dialysis or a kidney transplant. Surgery to repair the cataracts or a bulging of the lens in the eye may be needed. Genetic counseling can be recommended since the disorder is inherited.
Women usually live normal with no signs of the disease except for blood in the urine, and rarely they will have high blood pressure, swelling, and nerve deafness as a complication of pregnancy
Men will have deafness, vision problems, and end-stage kidney disease.