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APKD3

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Description

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts filled with fluid in the kidneys. These cysts can cause the kidneys to become enlarged and can lead to kidney failure. PKD can also cause cysts to form in other organs, such as the liver, pancreas, and heart. Symptoms of PKD can include high blood pressure, pain in the back or side, frequent urination, and blood in the urine. Treatment for PKD may include medications to control blood pressure and pain, as well as surgery to remove the cysts.

Synonyms
  • PKD3
  • polycystic kidney disease 3
  • Type 3 polycystic kidney disease
  • Type III adult polycystic kidney disease

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