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ADPKD

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Description

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a genetic disorder that affects the kidneys. It is characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys, which can lead to kidney failure. ADPKD is caused by a mutation in one of two genes, PKD1 or PKD2. Symptoms of ADPKD can include high blood pressure, abdominal pain, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones. Treatment for ADPKD includes medications to control blood pressure and pain, as well as lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of kidney failure.

Synonyms
  • adult polycystic kidney disease
  • autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
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