Polycystic Kidney Disease

January 9 2016
There are many patients at St George's who are on dialysis or have had transplants as a result of suffering from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). The inherited aspect of this disease brings further worries for sufferers. Here is a round up of articles and websites that patients may find useful.

What is PKD?

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. Autosomal dominant PKD is the most common inherited form while autosomal recessive PKD is a rare.

An archived article about PKD

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The story of one family coping with Polycystic Kidney disease

The PKD Charity

Here is the link to the PKD charity website.

PKD Support Days

 

Registration is open for the next ADPKD Info & Support Day, Sat 1st July 2017.

Details of the next support day which will be held at St George's can be found here.

Details of subsequent days can be found at the PKD charity's website

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