Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 as a diagnostic marker for hepatic cyst infection in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

Abstract

The diagnosis of hepatic cyst infection is difficult in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). We hypothesized that carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9), secreted by the biliary epithelium lining the cysts, is overproduced in the case of cyst infection. In this report, we describe 3 patients with ADPKD with hepatic cyst infection… (More)
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2009.12.023

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@article{Kanaan2010CarbohydrateA1, title={Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 as a diagnostic marker for hepatic cyst infection in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.}, author={Nada Kanaan and Eric Goffin and Yves Pirson and Olivier Devuyst and Ziad M Hassoun}, journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation}, year={2010}, volume={55 5}, pages={916-22} }