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Polycystic liver disease

Polycystic liver disease (PLD) usually describes the presence of multiple cysts scattered throughout the normal liver tissue, in association with Polycystic kidney disease.

Pathophysiology

Relation to other rare genetic disorders

Recent findings in genetic research have suggested that a large number of genetic disorders, both genetic syndromes and genetic diseases, that were not previously identified in the medical literature as related, may be, in fact, highly related in the genetypical root cause of the widely-varying, phenotypically-observed disorders. Thus, PLD is a ciliopathy. Other known ciliopathies include primary ciliary dyskinesia, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, polycystic kidney disease, nephronophthisis, Alstrom syndrome, Meckel-Gruber syndrome and some forms of retinal degeneration..

References

External links

  • http://www.pkdcure.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pkdabt_patientsartic6
  • http://www.hdcn.com/symp/01pkd/per/per1.htm (requires free account, register at http://www.hdcn.com/reg.htm)
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