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Is polycystic kidney disease the same entity as polycystitis?

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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Nephrology and Dialysis 14 years experience
No : Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic disease where multiple cysts can form in the kidney and other organs and cause kidney failure. Polycystitis is sometimes used to refer to polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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