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Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease
Explains the causes of acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD), a common condition in people with kidney failure who are treated with dialysis. Details the differences between ACKD and polycystic kidney disease, an inherited condition. Describes diagnostic procedures and treatment options.
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Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: NIH Research Timeline) (from the National Institutes of Health)
Discusses research, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Bulleted lists identify key facts about the current state of the disease, how ADPKD was diagnosed and treated in the past, and predictions for possible future research results and treatment advances.
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Kidney Dysplasia
Explains the causes of kidney dysplasia, also called multicystic dysplastic kidney, a condition that appears in a child during fetal development. Discusses genetic syndromes that may include kidney dysplasia. Describes treatment options and possible long-term consequences.
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Medullary Sponge Kidney (MSK)
Defines medullary sponge kidney, a birth defect of the tiny internal structures of the kidney. Explains the possible complications, including kidney stones and urinary tract infections, which usually do not appear until the fourth decade of life. Describes treatment and prevention methods.
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Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Defines three types of polycystic kidney disease and describes their genetic origins, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as ongoing research.
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Simple Kidney Cysts
Distinguishes between simple kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease. Explains diagnostic procedures and treatment options.
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