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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)

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Introduction
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is an inherited condition that causes small, fluid-filled sacs called cysts to develop in the kidneys.
Symptoms of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
The symptoms of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are caused by the growth of fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in the kidneys.
Causes of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
Most cases of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are caused by a mutation in the genetic building blocks (DNA) of either the PKD1 or PKD2 genes.
Treating autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
Although there are some potentially useful medications that can reduce the growth rate of cysts, there is currently no treatment that can cure autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) or stop cysts forming in the kidneys.
Complications of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) can sometimes lead to potentially serious complications in other parts of the body besides the kidneys.