renal polycystic disease
Last reviewed 01/2018
Renal polycystic disease is an important cause of renal failure. Two forms are described:
- autosomal dominant, or adult, polycystic disease
- autosomal recessive, or childhood, polycystic disease
However, many other conditions may cause renal cysts. Some of these are also familial, multiple, and may cause renal failure. They are described separately.
adult polycystic kidney disease
infantile polycystic kidney disease