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, Volume 70, Issue 9, pp 794–801 | Cite as

Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease

  • K. Zerres
Guest Lecture, “Gesellschaft für Nephrologie”, 23rd Congress


Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease is a rare inherited disorder which usually becomes clinically manifest in early childhood, whereas autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease usually is a disorder of adult onset. With increasing knowledge and improving diagnostic techniques, it becomes evident that the spectrum of both entities is much more variable than generally known. The presentation of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease at later ages and survival into adulthood have been reported. The diagnostic criteria, clinical course, genetics and differential diagnosis of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease will be presented.

Key words

Polycystic kidney disease Autosomal recessive Congenital hepatic fibrosis Caroli syndrome 



autosomal dominant/recessive polycystic kidney disease


congenital hepatic fibrosis


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Zerres
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  1. 1.Institut für Humangenetik der Universität BonnBonn 3Germany

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