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Complications of Polycystic kidney disease

Complications list for Polycystic kidney disease:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Polycystic kidney disease includes:

See also the symptoms of Polycystic kidney disease and Polycystic kidney disease: Introduction.

Complications of Polycystic kidney disease:

Polycystic Kidney Disease: NIDDK (Excerpt)

PKD can cause cysts in the liver and problems in other organs, such as the heart and blood vessels in the brain. These complications help doctors distinguish PKD from the usually harmless "simple" cysts that often form in the kidneys in later years of life. (Source: excerpt from Polycystic Kidney Disease: NIDDK)

Polycystic Kidney Disease: NWHIC (Excerpt)

When PKD causes kidneys to fail-which usually happens only after many years-the patient requires dialysis or kidney transplantation. About one-half of people with the major type of PKD progress to kidney failure, i.e., end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

PKD can cause cysts in the liver and problems in other organs, such as the heart and blood vessels in the brain. These complications help doctors distinguish PKD from the usually harmless "simple" cysts that often form in the kidneys in later years of life. (Source: excerpt from Polycystic Kidney Disease: NWHIC)

Complication statistics for Polycystic kidney disease:

The following are statistics from various sources about the complications of Polycystic kidney disease:

  • 17,112 under treatment for ESRD resulting from cystic kidney disease in the USA 2001 (United States Renal Data System 2003 Annual Data Report, 2003)
  • 6% of new cases of end-stage renal disease were due to polycystic kidney disease in Australia 2002 (McDonald & Russ, 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

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About complications:

Complications of Polycystic kidney disease are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Polycystic kidney disease. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Polycystic kidney disease and complications of Polycystic kidney disease is unclear or arbitrary.

 

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