Alport Syndrome-January 2022

Looking at the optical coherence tomography images and infrared reflectance images, could you tell the diagnosis in this 42-year-old female patient with the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease?

Thanks to everyone who showed interest in the section of question of the month and answered the question. In this month’s question, tell the diagnosis by looking at the OCT and IR images was asked.

The answer to the question is ‘’ Alport Syndrome’’. The result of the lottery among those who answered the question correctly, the winner of this month’s book prize is Gülşah Gökgöz ,MD. Congratulations to her.

Alport syndrome is a basement membrane disease caused by type 4 collagen defect. It is characterized by hematuria, progressive renal failure, sensorineural hearing loss and ocular disorders. The characteristic retinal findings are perimacular and peripheral fleck retinopathy, temporal retinal thinning.

Gülşah Gökgöz, MD

Başkent University Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Gülşah Gökgöz is graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine in 2013. After completing her residency in Ophthalmology between 2014-2018 at Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, she started to work at the Başkent University Faculty of Medicine in 2021. She is interested in the retina.



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