Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Most common genetic renal disease 1:1000 affected. 4-6 million worldwide. It is also known as polycystic kidney syndrome. It is a progressive, ciliopathic, genetic disorder of the kidneys. It is characterized by the presence of multiple cysts (hence, "polycystic") in both kidneys. The disease can also damage the liver, pancreas, and rarely, the heart and brain. The two major forms of polycystic kidney disease are distinguished by their patterns of inheritance. Dialysis for survival.

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