|Polycystic Kidney Disease Of Childhood|
Credits: 1.00 Post-Assessment Questions: 7
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 25 Jun 2021
Last Reviewed: 25 Jun 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes
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There are two inherited varieties of polycystic kidney disease (PKD): autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). These two forms have distinct clinical and genetic features. ADPKD is a multisystem progressive cystic disorder characterized by bilateral renal cysts arising anywhere along the nephron and leading to progressively worsening fibrosis and architectural distortion of kidneys and ultimately renal failure. ARPKD involves microcystic cysts that that arise exclusively in the collecting tubule and can lead to hepatic fibrosis and consequently, manifestations of portal hypertension. This activity reviews the evaluation, treatment, and complications of PKD and the importance of an interprofessional team approach to its management.
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Authors: Surabhi Subramanian
Editors: Tahani Ahmad
Editors-In-Chief: Adrian SpitzerBenjamin Matta
Chief Medical Reviewer: Muhammad Hashmi
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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