Fasting In A 16-year-old Girl At-risk of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Medical Genetics Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of Medical Genetics, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common form of inherited kidney disease that results in renal failure. PKD currently has no causative therapy. However, some treatment options are available, ranging from symptomatic therapy to delaying the onset of end-stage renal failure. Early diagnosis of adult polycystic kidney disease is vital in order to prevent its complications. Ultrasonongraphy and genetic testing are the two preferred diagnostic techniques with defined limitations, mainly regarding age. Herein, we report a case of an ADPKD family whom visited the genetic counseling clinic for determining the disease risk in their symptom-free girls aged 16 and 22 years, and discussing other related issues such as their concern about fasting in Ramadan.

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