Polycystic Kidney Disease: Is It Hiding in Your Genes?

(StatePoint) Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), causes numerous cysts to grow in the kidneys and for those affected by this condition, nearly 50% will experience End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) by age 60. According to the National Kidney Foundation, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) accounts for as many as 90% of all polycystic kidney disease cases.

Dr. Charlotte Jones-Burton of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. offers the following insights into the condition:

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