Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Polycystic Kidney Disease In Pregnancy In A Nigerian Woman

O. Adebola Roberts, Olayiwola B. Shittu, Solomon Kadiri


Adult Polycystic Kidney disease (ADPKD) is a known but uncommon cause of haematuria in pregnancy in this environment. Other causes include, haemaglobinopathies, calculi, pyelonephritis, schistosomiasis, haemangiomata and neoplasms. Although ADPKD is the commonest single gene disorder of man affecting both sexes, it usually presents in adulthood. It often presents in pregnancy with features of renal impairment, with or without haematuria. We present this case of ADKPD with life-threatening haematuria, acute renal failure, spontaneous abortion and recovery following nephrostomy tube insertion.

(Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2001, 18(1): 40-42)
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