Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Overview

What is the usual abbreviation for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease syndrome?

The medical abbreviation for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is ADPKD. Most people with this disorder have a change in one of two genes, either the PKD1 gene or the PKD2 gene. They are sometimes classified as having autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease type 1 (ADPKD1 or PKD1), and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease type 2 (ADPKD2 or PKD2).

Polycystic Kidney Diseases 1; PKD1. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) website. Accessed Jan 20, 2017. omim.org/entry/173900

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. The National Organization for Rare Diseases website. Accessed Jan 20, 2016. https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease

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