Polycystic kidney disease (PKD or PCKD, also known as polycystic kidney syndrome) is a genetic disorder in which the renal tubules become structurally abnormal, resulting in the development and growth of multiple cysts within the kidney.Specialty: Nephrology.
Jan 01, 2008 · Adult polycystic kidney disease (APCKD) is one of the most common serious inherited disorders. Many affected patients succumb to the renal and non-renal manifestations of this autosomal dominant disease. The disease is characterized by cyst formation in Cited by: 16.
What is polycystic kidney disease? Polycystic kidney disease (also called PKD) causes numerous cysts to grow in the kidneys. These cysts are filled with fluid. If too many cysts grow or if they get too big, the kidneys can become damaged. PKD cysts can slowly replace much of the kidneys, reducing kidney function and leading to kidney failure.