[Collagen type IV nephropathy: from thin basement membrane nephropathy to Alport syndrome].

Abstract

INTRODUCTION Collagen type IV nephropathy includes the Goodpasture syndrome, thin basement membrane nephropathy and the Alport syndrome. Mutations in the coding Col(IV)A3/A4 and Col(IV)A5 genes are probable causes of the latter two. Thin basement membrane nephropathy is mostly familial and has an autosomal dominant inheritance, at least 40% of the families… (More)

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