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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alport syndrome, learning some basic facts can help you better understand this disease.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I used to think that as a patient I had no power to effect change for my family and others with Alport syndrome – that we had to endure the recurring cycle of disease, generation after generation. I now know that we, as patients, play a pivotal role in changing the course of the disease and our actions will have a tremendous impact on our future.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is the last of three articles this month on Alport syndrome genetics. This article focuses on the advances in genetic testing and how this new technology may affect the understanding of Alport syndrome.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] This is the second of three articles that will provide an overview of what we know about the three genetic types of Alport syndrome, advances in genetic testing and how these advances may affect the understanding of Alport syndrome.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] This is the first of three articles this month that will provide an overview of what we know about the three genetic types of Alport syndrome, advances in genetic testing and how these advances may affect the understanding of Alport syndrome.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Skin cancer has a life-long exposure rate, so the best course of action is to take preventative measures as early in life as possible.  Kidney transplant recipients are especially susceptible to skin cancer due to the immunosuppressant drugs they take to combat organ rejection.
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