What is PKD?
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, ADPKD, is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases. In ADPKD, fluid-filled cysts develop and enlarge in both kidneys, eventually leading to kidney failure.
What are the symptoms?
What are cysts?
How Is ADPKD diagnosed?
What are the stages of ADPKD?
What causes ADPKD?
What are the related health complications?
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, ARPKD, is a rare genetic disorder occurring in approximately 1 in 20,000 children. It affects boys and girls equally and can cause death in the first month of life.
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How is ARPKD diagnosed?
What causes ARPKD?
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PKD Foundation welcomes new CEO, Andy Betts
We are excited to announce we have a new CEO, Andy Betts. After an in-depth national search to identify the best person to lead the Foundation, our Board’s executive search committee concluded that Andy’ expertise and experience are key to moving us closer […]
Washington summary November 2016
Congress returned to Washington, D.C. on Nov. 14. After another break for Thanksgiving, Congress will resume work at the end of November. FY17 Appropriations The continuing resolution (CR) that keeps the government working expires on Dec. 9. Congress is expected […]
New partnership with PKD Foundation of Australia to fund research
We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the PKD Foundation of Australia to co-fund a fellowship grant over the next two years. The two-year grant aims to increase the pipeline of researchers focused on polycystic kidney disease (PKD). […]
My wife’s mother needed a kidney, and I was a match
Steven Russolillo earned two new titles this year: “husband” to his wife, Shelly, and “kidney buddy” to his mother-in-law, Batya. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) runs in Shelly’s family, and in the summer of 2013, Batya’s kidneys started failing. A series […]
Washington summary October 2016
Congress has begun its extended recess and will not return to Washington until November 14. The pre-election period provides another opportunity for PKD advocates either to schedule meetings with their two senators and representative or to attend political events prior […]
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