autosomal polycystic kidney disease

autosomal polycystic kidney disease

A genetic kidney disorder featuring numerous kidney cysts, pain, bleeding into the urine, fever, kidney stones, high blood pressure and ultimately kidney failure between the ages of 40 and 60. The disease may be dominant or recessive. The dominant form affects 1 child in 1000 and is one of the commonest genetically-determined diseases. The gene for this form has been cloned and is on the short arm of chromosome 16.
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