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What is Polycystic kidney disease?

What is Polycystic kidney disease?

  • Polycystic kidney disease: Genetic kidney disease causing kidney cysts.
  • Polycystic kidney disease: kidney disease characterized by enlarged kidneys containing many cysts; often leads to kidney failure.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Polycystic kidney disease: Introduction

Types of Polycystic kidney disease:

Types of Polycystic kidney disease:

  • Autosomal dominant PKD - about 90% of PKD cases; typically symptoms age 30-40 but can occur in childhood.
  • Autosomal recessive PKD - symptoms start immediately in babies.
  • Acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD) - non-genetic form; occurs in people with long-term kidney failure or dialysis.
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Broader types of Polycystic kidney disease:

How many people get Polycystic kidney disease?

Prevalance of Polycystic kidney disease: 600,000 Americans
Prevalance Rate of Polycystic kidney disease: approx 1 in 453 or 0.22% or 600,000 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Polycystic kidney disease: About 600,000 people (Source: excerpt from Kidney and Urologic Diseases Statistics for the United States: NIDDK) ... In the United States, about 500,000 people have PKD, and it is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure. (Source: excerpt from Polycystic Kidney Disease: NIDDK)

Who gets Polycystic kidney disease?

Patient Profile for Polycystic kidney disease: Often no symptoms until age 30-40 but can occur in childhood. Rare subtype Autosomal recessive PKD affects newborns.

How serious is Polycystic kidney disease?

Complications of Polycystic kidney disease: see complications of Polycystic kidney disease

What causes Polycystic kidney disease?

Causes of Polycystic kidney disease: see causes of Polycystic kidney disease
Risk factors for Polycystic kidney disease: see risk factors for Polycystic kidney disease

What are the symptoms of Polycystic kidney disease?

Symptoms of Polycystic kidney disease: see symptoms of Polycystic kidney disease

Complications of Polycystic kidney disease: see complications of Polycystic kidney disease

Can anyone else get Polycystic kidney disease?

Contagion of genetic conditions: generally not; see details in contagion of genetic diseases.
More information: see contagiousness of Polycystic kidney disease
Inheritance: see inheritance of Polycystic kidney disease

Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

Polycystic kidney disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Polycystic kidney disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Polycystic kidney disease.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Polycystic kidney disease: see treatments for Polycystic kidney disease
Research for Polycystic kidney disease: see research for Polycystic kidney disease

Society issues for Polycystic kidney disease


Hospitalization statistics for Polycystic kidney disease: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Polycystic kidney disease:

  • 0.012% (1,487) of hospital consultant episodes were for cystic kidney disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for cystic kidney disease required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for cystic kidney disease were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for cystic kidney disease were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for cystic kidney disease required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for cystic kidney disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for cystic kidney disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Polycystic kidney disease:

Organs and body systems related to Polycystic kidney disease include:

Name and Aliases of Polycystic kidney disease

Main name of condition: Polycystic kidney disease

Class of Condition for Polycystic kidney disease: genetic

Other names or spellings for Polycystic kidney disease:

PKD, polycystic disease of the kidney

PKD
Source - WordNet 2.1

Polycystic kidney disease: Related Conditions

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