Testing & Diagnosis for Polycystic Kidney Disease in Children

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How is autosomal dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) diagnosed?

Diagnosis of autosomal dominant PKD may include the use of imaging techniques to detect cysts on the kidney and other organs, and a review of the family history of autosomal dominant PKD into PKD1, PKD2 and PKD3.

How is autosomal recessive PKD diagnosed?

Diagnosis often includes ultrasound imaging of the fetus or newborn to reveal cysts in the kidneys. It may also be helpful to perform ultrasound examinations of the kidneys of your child's relatives.

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