Title

Update and review of adult polycystic kidney disease

Affiliations

UIC/Advocate Christ Medical Center

Abstract

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is a common cause of end stage kidney disease. It is a progressive and unfortunately incurable condition that can lead to significant morbidity and kidney failure. Many more patients are diagnosed with this disease without any symptoms as the population is increasingly undergoing imaging for other problems and diagnostic workup. Our understanding of the genetic variants has increased in recent years as research continues to improve. As well, therapeutic options have developed with the FDA approval of a new treatment medication, with many others underway. This review updates the clinician on the pathophysiology, clinical aspects, and therapeutic options for patients the is form of kidney disease.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

31582186

DOI

10.1016/j.disamonth.2019.100887

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