Disease Information for Polycystic kidney disease: Definition

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  • This disease is characterized by progressive expansion of a large number of tightly packed cysts within the kidney;

    hereditary dominant autosomal usually; more aggressive lethal form in infants recessive homozygous [gene locus chromosome 6 and very rare]; pkd1 gene locus 16 and pkd2 at gene locus 4; renal failure and hypertension with mechanical problems from cysts [also in mesentery and liver]

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