Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Overview

Are there other names for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease syndrome?

There are no others names for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. The disorder was once called adult onset polycystic kidney disease because symptoms usually do not develop until adulthood. However, doctors now know that sometimes children and even infants will develop symptoms so that name is no longer used. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is abbreviated ADPKD. There is a related, but distinct disorder called autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, which involves a change in both copies of a different gene and is a more severe disorder.

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Harris PC, Torres VE. Polycystic Kidney Disease, Autosomal Dominant. GeneReviews website. Accessed Jan 20, 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1246

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