Alport syndrome Alport syndrome is a genetic disease. In Alport syndrome, certain parts of your kidneys, ears and eyes do not grow correctly. Alport syndrome always causes chronic kidney disease.
Amyloidosis Amyloidosis (am-il-oyd-OH-sis) is a disease that causes proteins called amyloids to build up inside your organs and tissues. When these proteins build up, they form clumps that damage the tissue around them. These clumps can form in the kidneys, heart, brain, liver and intestines. When kidney tissue is damaged, this can cause chronic kidney disease.
Goodpasture syndrome Goodpasture syndrome is a group of conditions that affects the kidneys and the lungs. It includes glomerulonephritis, bleeding in the lungs, and a problem with your immune system that causes it to attack the tiny filters in your kidneys (glomeruli) and the tissue in your lungs. The damage to your kidneys can lead to chronic kidney disease.
Wegener’s granulomatosis Wegener’s granulomatosis, now known as granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), is a disease that causes swelling and irritation of blood vessels in the kidneys, nose, sinuses, throat and lungs. Swollen blood vessels make it harder for blood to get to the organs and tissues that need it, which can be harmful. The disease also causes lumps called granulomas to form and damage the area around them. This damage can lead to chronic kidney disease.