polycystic kidney disease


Definition of polycystic kidney disease

: either of two hereditary diseases characterized by gradually enlarging bilateral cysts of the kidney which lead to reduced renal functioning or renal failure

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Nicole Harr was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, or PKD, four years after her family moved to Kansas City. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Partnership that began in KC 35 years ago yields first treatment for kidney disease," 29 June 2018 Our team is evaluating the kidney-on-a-chip as a tool to personalize drug selection and dosing in people with kidney cancer, polycystic kidney disease and chronic kidney disease. Smithsonian, "How Putting Organs on Chips Could Revolutionize Medicine," 31 May 2018 Edna Gorsky Craft , 84, of Vernon, CT, passed away on Tuesday March 13, 2018 after a courageous 10 year battle with polycystic kidney disease. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Edna G. Craft," 19 Mar. 2018 Ryan Stanford, of Roseville, Mich., was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease as a child, Fox 2 Detroit reported. Fox News, "Kids turn to car ad to help dad in need of life-saving kidney transplant," 1 May 2018 Morgan Maeder, 33, learned from a newborn genome test that her daughter Clara was a carrier for polycystic kidney disease. Soumya Karlamangla, latimes.com, "Decoding your baby's DNA: It can be done. But should it be?," 22 Apr. 2018 Her father, Pat, died from polycystic kidney disease. Layne Saliba, The Seattle Times, "Why a fitness trainer keeps running," 18 Jan. 2018 Her polycystic kidney disease had kicked into high gear and her options had shrunk to two: dialysis or a transplant. Jennie Key, Cincinnati.com, "A kidney for Ann: What happened to Colerain woman seeking kidney for transplant?," 26 Dec. 2017 DeGrandis had been diagnosed decades earlier with polycystic kidney disease, a genetic condition causing the organs to fail over time. Fran Kritz, CNN, "Kidney voucher program counts on karma to improve donations," 15 Sep. 2017

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of polycystic kidney disease

: either of two hereditary diseases characterized by gradually enlarging bilateral cysts of the kidney which lead to reduced renal functioning:
a : a disease that is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, is usually asymptomatic until middle age, and is marked by side or back pain, hematuria, urinary tract infections, and nephrolithiasis
b : a disease that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait, usually affects infants or children, and results in renal failure

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