Acquired cystic kidney disease: occurrence in patients on chronic peritoneal dialysis

Am J Kidney Dis. 1988 Feb;11(2):192-5. doi: 10.1016/s0272-6386(88)80212-9.


Acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD) is a well-known complication of long-term hemodialysis. To the best of our knowledge, only six patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis have been reported to develop this disease. We herein report two such cases, and concluded that the morphology of ACKD seems to be independent of the type of dialysis and that hemodialysis is not necessary for the development of ACKD.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Kidney Diseases, Cystic / etiology*
  • Kidney Diseases, Cystic / pathology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Male
  • Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / adverse effects*