polycystic kidney disease

noun

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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Recent Examples on the Web Later he was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease and had two kidney transplants. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 June 2021 Other possible causes of chronic kidney disease include polycystic kidney disease, lupus, IgA glomerulonephritis, IgA vasculitis, Alport syndrome, renal artery stenosis, autoimmune disorders like Goodpasture’s disease, and some infections. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 17 May 2021 The 75-year-old Maryland man was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease decades ago, causing his organs to fail over time. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2021 Newman, who is 38, has polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a genetic disorder that took the lives of his grandmother and great-grandmother. courant.com, 31 Dec. 2020 Whether due to a genetic disorder like polycystic kidney disease or the result of damage from diabetes and high blood pressure, a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease means that the kidneys struggle to filter waste and extra water from the blood. Carrie Arnold, Quartz, 15 Dec. 2020 Mike donated his kidney to his wife, Peggy, after hers began to fail as a result of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Alaa Elassar, CNN, 30 Dec. 2019 Early in adulthood, I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Brian Rozek, cleveland, 10 Oct. 2019 Schmook, 56, has polycystic kidney disease and is on a transplant list. Beth Mlady, cleveland.com, 29 July 2019

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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polycystic kidney disease

noun

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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