Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link
Volume 3, Number 2—June 1997

Polycystic Kidney Disease: An Unrecognized Emerging Infectious Disease?

Marcia A. Miller-Hjelle*, J. Thomas Hjelle*, Monica Jones*, William R. Mayberry†, Mary Ann Dombrink-Kurtzman‡, Stephen W. Peterson‡, Deborah M. Nowak*, and Frank S. Darras*
Author affiliations: *University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA; †East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA; ‡U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Peoria, Illinois, USA

Main Article

Table 1

Limulus assay results from human kidney cyst fluids

Donor No. Patient data No. Cysts
Tested Cysts ET positive (%):
Endotoxin units/mla Cysts ß-D-glucan positive (%): pg/ml
1 ADb 45 yr F 5 3 (60%): 0.48 EU/ml ndc
2 AD 52 yr F 6 4 (67%): 1.71 EU/ml nd
3 AD 48 yr M Ld 9 5 (56%): 1.45 EU/ml nd
Re 11 6 (55%): 2.27 EU/ml nd
4 AD 41 yr F 16 3 (19%): 0.88 EU/ml 3 (19%): 120 pg/ml
5 AD 37 yr M 11 2 (18%): 3.84 EU/ml 6 (55%): 106 pg/ml
6 PDf AD 43 yr F 13 4 (31%): 0.26 EU/ml nd
7 ARg 5 wk M pool(8) 3.84 EU/ml nd
8 SCh 48 yr F 1(200ml) 3.84 EU/ml nd

aMean EU/ml or pg (13)ßD-glucan/ml
bAutosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
cNot detected
dLeft kidney
eRight kidney
fPeritoneal dialysis
gAutosomal recessive PKD
hSimple kidney cyst (not PKD)

Main Article

Page created: December 21, 2010
Page updated: December 21, 2010
Page reviewed: December 21, 2010
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.