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Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a disorder which causes a number of fluid-filled cysts to grow on the kidneys. It is a genetic disorder which can be fatal if untreated. The cysts are able to slowly overcome the mass of the kidney, affecting their functioning which will ultimately lead to kidney failure. There are three types of Polycystic kidney disease which all have different symptoms. The most common type is autosomal dominant PKD (ADPKD)and accounts for around 90 percent of all (PKD) diagnosis. Treatment for ADPKD may include surgery, medication, dialysis, change in diet or transplantation

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