How is autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) characterized?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Roser Torra, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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ADPKD is a multisystemic and progressive disorder characterized by the formation and enlargement of cysts in the kidney and other organs (eg, liver, pancreas, spleen). Clinical features usually begin in the third to fourth decade of life, but cysts may be detectable in childhood and in utero. [9]

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