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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

What Are the Chances of My Children Inhering My Polycystic Kidneys

2018-06-12 09:33

What Are the Chances of My Children Inhering My Polycystic KidneysPolycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disease. This means that it is passed on from parents to their children. What are the chances of my children inheriting my polycystic kidneys? Read on to learn more information.

ADPKD - Autosomal dominant PKD is the most common form of the disease. It affects about 1 in every 1,000 births and symptoms usually appear mid-life. ADPKD follows a dominant inheritance. This means that if either your mother or father has ADPKD you will have a 50% chance of inheriting ADPKD. If the gene is not passed on, you will neither inherit the disease, nor pass on the disease to your children. There are at least two genes associated with ADPKD: type 1 variant which accounts for about 85% of the cases and type 2 which accounts for the remaining cases.

ARPKD - Autosomal recessive PKD is a very rare form of PKD causing symptoms in infants and young children. This disease is passed on to offspring if each parent carries at least one defective copy of the disease gene; in which case they have a 25% chance of having the disease. If only one parent carries the defective gene, the disease cannot be passed on.

Now you know the chances of your children inhering your PKD. In fact, you can do gene testing to have a healthy child. In Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we attach great importance to the application of gene testing in the diagnosis of kidney disease. At present we have been able to carry out gene testing for more than 20 kinds of kidney disease, which has pushed the accurate diagnosis and treatment to a new level. Welcome to Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine for checkups. Moreover, we have treatment to help shrink kidney cysts and stop them from growing. After about one month’s treatment, your PKD will be under control, and renal function will get improved.

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