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Polycystic kidney disease
Pathology
Type

Genetic

Cause(s)

Inheriting faulty gene from a parent

Symptoms

Progressive kidney failure

Mortality Rate

Inevitably fatal if untreated

Treatments

Vasopressin supressors

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Polycystic kidney disease is a life-threatening genetic disease that causes cysts to form throughout the kidneys, resulting in eventual kidney failure.  In addition, the cysts can spread to other organs.  It is fairly common, affecting over ten million people worldwide.

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