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Acad Pathol. 2017 Jul 24;4:2374289517718560. doi: 10.1177/2374289517718560. eCollection 2017 Jan-Dec.

Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease.

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Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA.


The following fictional case is intended as a learning tool within the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), a set of national standards for teaching pathology. These are divided into three basic competencies: Disease Mechanisms and Processes, Organ System Pathology, and Diagnostic Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology. For additional information, and a full list of learning objectives for all three competencies, see


autosomal recessive; congenital; cystic disorders; kidney; oligohydramnios; organ system pathology; pathology competencies

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Declaration of Conflicting Interests: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

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