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Polycystic kidney disease

Polycystic kidney disease: Introduction

Polycystic kidney disease: Adult polycystic kidney disease (APKD) is characterized by large cysts in one or both kidneys and a gradual loss of normal kidney tissue which can lead ... more about Polycystic kidney disease.

Polycystic kidney disease: Genetic kidney disease causing kidney cysts. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Polycystic kidney disease is available below.

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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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Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Adult polycystic kidney disease (APKD) is characterized by large cysts in one or both kidneys and a gradual loss of normal kidney tissue which can lead to chronic renal failure. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Polycystic Kidney Disease: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. The cysts are filled with fluid. PKD cysts can slowly replace much of the mass of the kidneys, reducing kidney function and leading to kidney failure.

The kidneys are two organs, each about the size of a fist, located in the upper part of a person's abdomen, toward the back. The kidneys filter wastes from the blood to form urine. They also regulate amounts of certain vital substances in the body.

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). (Source: excerpt from Polycystic Kidney Disease: NIDDK)

Polycystic Kidney Disease: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. The cysts are filled with fluid. PKD cysts can slowly replace much of the mass of the kidneys, reducing kidney function and leading to kidney failure. The kidneys filter wastes from the blood to form urine. They also regulate amounts of certain vital substances in the body. (Source: excerpt from Polycystic Kidney Disease: NWHIC)

Definitions of Polycystic kidney disease:

Kidney disease characterized by enlarged kidneys containing many cysts; often leads to kidney failure - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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