Polycystic kidney disease (PKD or PCKD, also known as polycystic kidney syndrome) is a cystic genetic disorder of the kidneys.
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD)
In recessive disorders such as ARPKD, the child must inherit a copy of the disease gene from each parent in order to be affected. Since the parents each have only one copy of the disease gene, they do not have the disease and are referred to as “carriers.
n those with pulmonary hypoplasia the outlook is very poor and even ventilation is unlikely to save lives. * There is a high mortality rate in the first month of life while the clinical spectrum of surviving patients is much more variable.12 * If
There is no cure for the disease. The option of a transplant generally only arises after the patient reaches ESRD.