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Is autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease very serious?
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: It is different
It usually is more serious than the autosomal dominant disease since it needs inheritance from both parents to be expressed i.
e. Both genes are affected. It accordingly gets expressed at an earlier age in life. The longer duration of polycystic disease is a factor in predicting dialysis need.

In brief: It is different
It usually is more serious than the autosomal dominant disease since it needs inheritance from both parents to be expressed i.
e. Both genes are affected. It accordingly gets expressed at an earlier age in life. The longer duration of polycystic disease is a factor in predicting dialysis need.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
In brief: Cystic kidney
yes. autosomal recessive kidney disease appears early in childhood and replaces kidneys with small cysts and scar. Kidney failure appears early

In brief: Cystic kidney
yes. autosomal recessive kidney disease appears early in childhood and replaces kidneys with small cysts and scar. Kidney failure appears early
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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