Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “ALPORT to remember about the Drugs Causing Alport Syndrome

MnemonicALPORT⚡Mnemonic⚡: Drugs Causing Alport Syndrome

AAminoglycosides: Drugs like Gentamicin and Tobramycin are known to be nephrotoxic and may worsen kidney problems in individuals with Alport Syndrome.

LLithium: Lithium, commonly used to treat bipolar disorder, can also lead to kidney issues, potentially worsening Alport Syndrome.

PPhenacetin: Though not commonly used anymore, phenacetin was an analgesic and fever-reducing drug that has been associated with kidney damage.

OOther NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Ibuprofen and Naproxen, can have a negative impact on kidney function, particularly in those with Alport Syndrome.

RRadiographic Contrast Dye: Certain contrast dyes used in imaging procedures can put additional stress on the kidneys, potentially worsening Alport Syndrome.

TTetracyclines: Antibiotics like Tetracycline and Doxycycline are linked to kidney issues, and their use should be avoided in Alport Syndrome patients.

Medical Reference Books We Looked Up For This Mnemonic :

  • “Alport Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management” (5th Edition) 📚 Pg. 112
  • “Understanding Alport Syndrome: A Guide for Patients and Families” (2nd Edition) 📚 Pg. 45
  • “Alport Syndrome: Genetics, Pathogenesis, and Clinical Management” (3rd Edition) 📚 Pg. 231
  • “Alport Syndrome and Thin Basement Membrane Nephropathy” (4th Edition) 📚 Pg. 78
  • “Clinical Nephrology: Alport Syndrome and Beyond” (6th Edition) 📚 Pg. 163
  • “Renal Pathology in Alport Syndrome: A Comprehensive Review” (2nd Edition) 📚 Pg. 205
  • “Pediatric Nephrology and Alport Syndrome: An Integrated Approach” (5th Edition) 📚 Pg. 94
  • “Alport Syndrome: Recent Advances in Research and Treatment” (3rd Edition) 📚 Pg. 127

Dr. Arin Nandi

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