What are the long-term monitoring protocols for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Roser Torra, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Ensure that a patient with ADPKD who is nonhypertensive and has normal renal function undergoes blood testing and ultrasonography of the kidneys every 1-2 years. Schedule more frequent follow-up studies for patients with high blood pressure. Hypertension is common, occurring in as many as 50-70% of patients before the onset of renal failure. Patients with renal failure require more frequent monitoring, based on the severity of their condition.


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