Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is an inherited condition that causes small, fluid-filled sacs called cysts to develop in the kidneys. ADPKD is caused by a genetic fault that disrupts the normal development of some of the cells in the kidneys and causes cysts to grow. It is the most common inherited disorder of the kidneys. Symptoms usually develop between the ages of 30 and 40, but they can begin earlier, even in childhood. ADPKD is a painful disease that impacts quality of life. The average size of a typical kidney is a human fist. Once a person has ADPKD, even through a spontaneous mutation, they have a 50 percent chance of passing it on to each of their children. Nursing Care Journal is interested in the special fields related to the topics of this Journal. Nursing care Journal discusses the latest research innovations and important developments in this field.