Polycystic Kidney Disease is inherited kidney disorder causing formation of full-filled cysts in the kidney. Cysts occurs in various sizes and are round sacs contain water-like fluid and are noncancerous. Two types of PKD are autosomal dominant and recessive types.
Symptoms of Polycystic kidney disease include: Back or side pain, Frequent bladder or kidney infections, enlarged abdomen, Blood in the urine, High blood pressure which can cause kidney damage, requires immediate treatment. Treatment of high blood pressure can help slow or even prevent kidney failure. People with polycystic kidney disease may have cysts in their liver, pancreas, spleen, ovaries, and large bowel. Polycystic kidney disease is diagnosed by CT scan (computed tomography scan) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) may detect smaller cysts that cannot be found by an ultrasound. MRI is used to measure and monitor volume and growth of kidneys and cysts.
Related Journals of Polycystic Kidney Disease
Journal of Kidney, Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Nephrology.