Cystic kidneys associated with connective tissue disorders.

  title={Cystic kidneys associated with connective tissue disorders.},
  author={Bernard S. Kaplan and Paige Kaplan and Andr{\'e} Kessler},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  volume={69 2},
Advances in molecular genetics have resulted in the identification of several forms of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Cystic kidneys have also been observed in tuberous sclerosis, von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, oro-facial-digital type I syndrome, Hajdu-Cheney syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and an "overlap" connective tissue disorder, and cannot be distinguished by ultrasonography from PKD. We have studied four children with similar cystic kidneys. None had a family history… CONTINUE READING


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