Polycystic Kidney Disease
What happens to the body? What part of the body does it generally affect?
The part of the body that it generally affects the kidney.
All of the symptoms
- Back or side pain
- Kidney stones
What happens to the body to cause the disease? Is it a mutation?
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?
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?
Yes genetic counseling is an option.
Is it more common in a certain group of people? How common is it?
More than 600,000 people have polycystic kidney disease.