Utility of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease in children.

@article{Gabow1997UtilityOU,
  title={Utility of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease in children.},
  author={Patricia A. Gabow and William J. Kimberling and John D. Strain and Michael L. Manco-Johnson and Ann Mond Johnson},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={1997},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={105-10}
}
To determine the utility of ultrasonography (US) in diagnosing autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) in children, this study examined 106 children who were at 50% risk for the disease. The children underwent a history, physical examination, abdominal US, and gene linkage analysis (GLA) with tightly linked markers for ADPKD1 and ADPKD2 genes. Only ADPKD1 children were studied. A child was considered affected by US if any cysts were detected and affected by GLA if he or she shared… CONTINUE READING
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