Polycystic Kidney Disease

Hannah Morehead

What happens to the body? What part of the body does it generally affect?

What happens to the body is that cyst form on your kidney.

The part of the body that it generally affects the kidney.

All of the symptoms

- High blood pressure

- Headache

- Back or side pain

- Kidney stones

What happens to the body to cause the disease? Is it a mutation?

Abnormal genes cause polycystic disease.

Yes it is a mutation caused from genes.

is it sex-linked? Is there a particular chromosome it is located on? Is it recessive or dominant?

Yes it is sex-linked.

Its most likely located on chromosome 16.

It is recessive.

Medication? Gene therapy?


ex. Pain meds, Blood pressure meds

What tests are done? Is genetic counseling an option?

Tests that are done are most likely blood tests and ultrasound examinations.

Yes genetic counseling is an option.

Is it more common in a certain group of people? How common is it?

Yes it is more common in a certain group of people.

More than 600,000 people have polycystic kidney disease.