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Symptoms of PKD in Children

Polycystic Kidney Disease can be divided into two forms, namely, ADPKD (autosomal dominant) and ARPKD (autosomal recessive PKD). Usually, ARPKD begin in childhood and even in-utero. Here are the symptoms of PKD in children.

As the childhood PKD mainly refers to ARPKD, here we mainly talk about the symptoms of ARPKD.

Symptoms of PKD in Children

In this form of PKD, symptoms appear in a very early stage, even before birth. If both of parents has this disease, the child will have as much as 25% chance to get affected. There are must be tow defective copies of the gene can the child have this disease.

Usually, ARPKD develops faster than ADPKD. It develops into Kidney Failure stage before the child reach adulthood.

The prognosis of ARPKD is more severe than that of ADPKD. And in some severe cases, the new borne babies may diet hours after birth for this disease may get respiratory tract affects, causing respiratory failure.

In other cases, symptoms show in the later stage of childhood and the symptoms may include:

- stunted growth

- high blood pressure

- varicose veins

- repeated urinary tract infections

- liver scarring

If your child has more than one of the mentioned symptoms, you are suggested to consult doctor as soon as possible. There is no cure for this disease. However, the treatment, such as Herbal Medicine, and Immunotherapy helps repair the damaged kidney tissues and improve kidney functions. These will help alleviate the symptoms and prolong the children’s life.

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