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autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
abbreviation for autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease.
autosomal dominant polycystic kidney diseaseA common (1:400–1:1000) autosomal dominant condition (OMIM:173910), which causes 6–9% of end-stage renal disease in developed countries. ADPKD first appears in adults with upper quadrant tenderness; extrarenal disease is due to defective extracellular matrix, with hepatic cysts, diverticulosis, berry and abdominal aneurysms, annuloaortic ectasia and valvular regurgitation.
Acute or subacute onset of azotaemia and hypertension, due to increased activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAA) system, possibly related to the ischaemic pressure induced by the expanding cysts.
Anaemia, increased ESR, increased WBCs.