[Recent advances in studies on autosomal dominant adult polycystic kidney disease].

Zhonghua yi xue yi chuan xue za zhi = Zhonghua yixue yichuanxue zazhi = Chinese journal of medical genetics

PubMedID: 20677145

Yu CW, Zhang SZ. [Recent advances in studies on autosomal dominant adult polycystic kidney disease]. Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi. 2010;27(4):402-5.
Adult polycystic kidney disease (APKD) is a severe autosomal dominant inheritable renal disease with high incidence. Because of the late-onset of the disease, patients might have transferred the disease gene to the next generation when diagnosis is made. Since its pathogenic molecular mechanism is still not completely clear and the shortage of effective medicines, the prevention and treatment of the disease is still not satisfactory. In the present article, the recent advances in the research on the pathogenesis, gene diagnosis and management of APKD are reviewed.