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Which cystic kidney diseases are genetic?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: ADPKD

The most common is autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

In brief: ADPKD

The most common is autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Quite a few

Most common is autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, adpkd, 50 % of offspring will develop it.
Much less common autosomal recessive polycystic renal disease, arpkd, inherited by 25% of offspring of same parents who are both "carriers". Other genetic diseases are associated with kidney cysts ; include tuberous sclerosis, von hippel-lindau disease, zellweger syndrome ; nephronophthisis.

In brief: Quite a few

Most common is autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, adpkd, 50 % of offspring will develop it.
Much less common autosomal recessive polycystic renal disease, arpkd, inherited by 25% of offspring of same parents who are both "carriers". Other genetic diseases are associated with kidney cysts ; include tuberous sclerosis, von hippel-lindau disease, zellweger syndrome ; nephronophthisis.
Dr. George Klauber
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