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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.
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