Polycystic kidney disease

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What is polycystic kidney disease?

A genetic disorder characterized by cysts in the kidneys. The more common type is autosomal dominant trait and usually appears at middle age. Patients with the autosomal recessive trait type present with progressive renal failure early in life.

Common symptoms reported by people with polycystic kidney disease

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Treatments taken by people for polycystic kidney disease

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Compare treatments taken by people with polycystic kidney disease

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Who has polycystic kidney disease on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 315 say polycystic kidney disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 22
30s 62
40s 106
50s 171
60s 161
70+ 65
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 43
20-29 years 49
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 197
Female 407

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 242
Not Diagnosed 9

These charts show data from polycystic kidney disease patients who have completed their condition history
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