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Our nephrologists are part of a multidisciplinary team with the expertise to treat polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and its complications. Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic condition where fluid-filled cysts develop in both kidneys. As the cysts grow and multiply, the kidneys can be damaged and lose function.
Polycystic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure and many people with PKD eventually need life-saving dialysis or a kidney transplant.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, polycystic kidney disease is the fourth-leading cause of kidney disease, and it affects men, women and children of all races. PKD can affect other organs, including the liver, pancreas and large bowel. High blood pressure is a common symptom and complication of PKD.
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