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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is characterized by numerous cysts in the kidneys. Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic disorder. There are two major inherited forms of PKD, autosomal dominant PKD, and autosomal recessive PKD. Symptoms include headaches, urinary tract infections, blood in the urine, liver and pancreatic cysts, abnormal heart valves, high blood pressure, kidney stones, aneurysms, and diverticulosis. Diagnosis of PKD is generally with ultrasound, CT or MRI scan. There is no cure for PKD, so treatment of symptoms is usually the general protocol.

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Terms related to Polycystic Kidney Disease:

  • Autosomal Dominant PKD
  • Autosomal Recessive PKD
  • Cysts, Kidney
  • Kidney, Cysts
  • PKD
  • Polycystic Renal Disease