PKD - Autosomal Recessive Treatment

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How is autosomal recessive PKD treated?

Medicines can control high blood pressure in autosomal recessive PKD, and antibiotics can control urinary tract infections. Eating increased amounts of nutritious food improves growth in children with autosomal recessive PKD. In some cases, growth hormones are used. In response to kidney failure, autosomal recessive PKD patients must receive dialysis or transplantation. If serious liver disease develops, some people can undergo combined liver and kidney transplantation.

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Comment from: Mom17, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 27

My son was diagnosed with autosomal recessive PKD as a newborn. He was having another surgery at the time and they removed the kidney. It was much enlarged and was not functioning at all at the time of the surgery. He has not had any problems since and he is now 17 years. I do wonder if years down the road he would have problems with the healthy kidney.

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