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Autosomal-Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease FREE TO VIEW

Weekitt Kittisupamongkol, MD
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Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand

Correspondence to: Weekitt Kittisupamongkol, MD, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Rama 4 Rd, Bangkok 10330, Thailand; e-mail: weekitti@gmail.com


The author has reported to the ACCP that no significant conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

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© 2009 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2009;135(6):1697-1698. doi:10.1378/chest.09-0071
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To the Editor:

I read with interest the article in a recent issue of CHEST (January 2009) by Li and colleagues.1 However, some points need to be clarified. First, the abbreviation ADPKD stands for autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease. Second, the authors think of ADPKD as being unlikely based on the absence of a family history and by the presence of pulmonary cysts. While a spontaneous mutation occurs in 5% of cases, one fourth of patients with newly diagnosed ADPKD report no family history.2 It is noteworthy that a case of numerous pulmonary cysts was reported3 in a patient with ADPKD, around the time of the first submission of this article.

Li HY, Cosgrove GP, Swigris JJ. Dyspnea in a 43-year-old woman with polycystic kidney disease. Chest. 2009;135:238-243. [PubMed] [CrossRef]
 
Grantham JJ. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. N Engl J Med. 2008;359:1477-1485. [PubMed]
 
Shanmuganathan A, Rao UK, Chandrasekharan A, et al. Recurrent pneumothorax associated with polycystic kidney disease. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2008;50:233-235
 

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Li HY, Cosgrove GP, Swigris JJ. Dyspnea in a 43-year-old woman with polycystic kidney disease. Chest. 2009;135:238-243. [PubMed] [CrossRef]
 
Grantham JJ. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. N Engl J Med. 2008;359:1477-1485. [PubMed]
 
Shanmuganathan A, Rao UK, Chandrasekharan A, et al. Recurrent pneumothorax associated with polycystic kidney disease. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2008;50:233-235
 
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