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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

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Rachel Korman


Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (AD-PKD) is an inherited condition (passed from parents to their kittens) that can cause progressive kidney failure in cats. The disease has become particularly common in Persian and Exotic Shorthaired cats.

In the future it may be possible to eliminate this potentially fatal disease by careful breeding from unaffected individuals.

Kidney: polycystic - pathology © Roger Wilkinson

What is AD-PKD?

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Can AD-PKD be treated?

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How is AD-PKD passed on?

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Which cats are at risk of AD-PKD?

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How do I know if my cat has PKD?

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What does the gene test involve?

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Is there any other way to test for the disease?

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Where can I get my cat ultrasound scanned for AD-PKD?

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How do I find a kitten without AD-PKD?

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