The Symptoms of PKD in Children
Every parent hopes their children live a happy childhood but this dream is broken due to merciless disease which makes the whole family suffer heavily. PKD makes the childhood gloomy and without color. What are the symptoms of PKD in children?
In clinic, congenital PKD is common in children. Congenital PKD can be diagnosed with ultrasound B tests. If cysts are in one side, a surgery can remove them. ADPKD belongs to congenital disease. The boys and girls have the equal chances of developing this disease.
ADPKD is a common form of PKD. Most cases of ADPKD have cysts in the both kidneys. It is rare that cysts are in one side of kidneys. PKD in children which have the tendency toward inheritance are often companied with polycystic liver, polycystic lung and cardiovascular disease.
In the early stage, the kidney size of children with PKD is normal. With age, kidneys begin to enlarge. In the early stage, there are a few cysts in the kidneys but with the condition developing, the number of cysts in the kidneys increases and eventually the cysts will replace much of the normal structure, resulting in reduced kidney function and leading to kidney failure.
The symptoms of PKD in children include
Urinary tract infections-specifically, in the kidney cysts
Hematuria-blood in the urine
Liver and pancreatic cysts
Abnormal heart valves
High blood pressure
Aneurysms-bulges in the walls of blood vessels-in the brain
Diverticulosis-small pouches bulge outward through the colon
Although a cure for PKD is not available, the current treatment can ease the symptoms and shrunk the cysts, and prolong life.
If your child is diagnosed with PKD, there is no need to worry too much. We are here to help you!
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