Fast Five Quiz: Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Presentation and Diagnosis

Neera K. Dahl, MD, PhD


June 29, 2021

Hypertension is an important modifiable risk factor and a common early finding among patients with ADPKD. Even in patients with normal renal function, hypertension has been found in up to 70% of patients.

The clinical course of hypertension in ADPKD is not like that of hypertension in chronic glomerulonephritis or tubulointerstitial nephritis. In ADPKD, the hypertension is typically more severe early in the disease course and becomes less problematic as the renal insufficiency progresses.

Learn more about the clinical course of ADPKD.


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