Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), a genetic disorder, causes fluid-filled cysts to develop on the kidneys, which can impair their function. As part of the growth of cysts, the kidneys develop inflammation and fibrosis, or scarring. The disease is most often caused by a mutation in one of two genes, PKD1 or PKD2, which can be passed down within families, from parent to child.
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