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Polycystic kidney disease, type 2

Polycystic kidney disease, type 2: Introduction

Polycystic kidney disease, type 2: A rare condition where cysts in the kidney grow and cause the kidney to become larger and reduce it's ability to function. This adult form of the condition is milder than the infantile form. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Polycystic kidney disease, type 2 is available below.

Symptoms of Polycystic kidney disease, type 2

Treatments for Polycystic kidney disease, type 2

  • Treatment of polycystic kidney disease is dependant upon the severity of the kidney damage, the age of the patient, and any other health problems that the patient might have. Treatments include:
    • Observation - for patients with no hypertension and normal renal function
    • Aggressive management of high blood pressure - helps slow progression of renal disease. ACE (Angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and ARB's (Angiotensin II receptor blockers) are considered first line therapy
    • Avoidance of medications that may contribute to further renal damage - NSAID's, IV contrast
    • Smoking cessation - people who continue to smoke progress to end stage renal failure sooner
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Polycystic kidney disease, type 2 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Polycystic kidney disease, type 2, or a subtype of Polycystic kidney disease, type 2, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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More information about Polycystic kidney disease, type 2

  1. Polycystic kidney disease, type 2: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Deaths
  9. Complications
 

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