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|Title: ||Familial Polycystic Kidney Disease in Nigeria: A Report of’Two Cases|
|Authors: ||Okeahialam, B.N.|
|Issue Date: ||Sep-2006|
|Publisher: ||West African Journal of Medicine|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 25;No. 3; Pp 249-251|
|Abstract: ||A case of familial polycystic kidney disease is re- ported. Although isolated cases of adult polycystic kidney disease have been reported in our environment, no case to our knowledge has been reported with a familial link.
Polycystic kidney disease is said to be rare in Afri- cans. Although it commonly terminates in chronic renal failure, it hardly features in the actiopathogenesis of end stage renal disease requiring some form of renal replace- ment therapy iii African series. This, some worlters be- lieve may be due to misdiagnosis and under reporting.
"This report is to show that it may not be as rare as suspected, and that the familiar I link shown in the advanced countries is also a applicable here. Case I was diagnosed in the course of evaluation of her clinical disease. Case 2, an aunt of Case I, was diagnosed following investigation of a casual complaint of a painless abdominal mass in the wake of her senior brother’s death from hemorrhagic stroke.|
|Appears in Collections:||Medicine|
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