Important It is possible that the main title of the report Polycystic Kidney Disease, Autosomal Recessive is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
polycystic kidney disease, infantile
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the formation of fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in the kidneys. Most affected infants have enlarged kidneys during the newborn (neonatal) period and some cases may be fatal at this time. ARPKD is not simply a kidney disease and additional organ systems of the body may also be affected, especially the liver. High blood pressure (hypertension), excessive thirst, frequent urination and feeding difficulties may also occur. Some affected children may also have distinctive facial features and incomplete development of the lungs (pulmonary hypoplasia) causing breathing (respiratory) difficulties. The severity of the disorder and the specific symptoms that occur can vary greatly from one person to another. Some affected children eventually develop end-stage renal disease sometime during the first decade of life. In some cases, symptoms do not develop until adolescence or even adulthood. ARPKD is caused by mutations of the PKHD1 gene.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, NY 10605 Tel: (914)997-4488 Fax: (914)997-4763 Tel: (888)663-4637 Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com
American Kidney Fund, Inc. 11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300 Rockville, MD 20852 USA Tel: (800)638-8299 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.kidneyfund.org
National Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd Street New York, NY 10016 Tel: (212)889-2210 Fax: (212)689-9261 Tel: (800)622-9010 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.kidney.org
PKD Foundation 8330 Ward Parkway Suite 510 Kansas City, MO 64114-2000 USA Tel: (816)931-2600 Fax: (816)931-8655 Tel: (800)753-2873 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.pkdcure.org
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Children's Liver Disease Foundation 36 Great Charles Street Birmingham, B3 3JY United Kingdom Tel: 01212123839 Fax: 01212124300 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.childliverdisease.org
National Hypertension Association, Inc. 324 East 30th Street New York, NY 10016 Tel: (212)889-3557 Fax: (212)447-7032 Tel: (800)575-9355 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.nathypertension.org
ARPKD/CHF Alliance PO Box 70 Kirkwood, PA 17536 USA Tel: (717)529-5555 Fax: (800)807-9110 Tel: (800)708-8892 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.arpkdchf.org
Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc. 976 Lake Baldwin Lane Orlando, FL 32814 USA Tel: (407)895-0802 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.birthdefects.org
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center PO Box 8126 Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126 Tel: (301)251-4925 Fax: (301)251-4911 Tel: (888)205-2311 TDD: (888)205-3223 Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Madisons Foundation PO Box 241956 Los Angeles, CA 90024 Tel: (310)264-0826 Fax: (310)264-4766 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, Inc. 2 West 47th Street Suite 401 New York, NY 10036 Tel: (212)629-9770 Fax: (212)629-5652 Tel: (800)633-6628 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.kidneyurology.org
Medical Home Portal Dept. of Pediatrics University of Utah P.O. Box 581289 Salt Lake City, UT 84158 Tel: (801)587-9978 Fax: (801)581-3899 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.medicalhomeportal.org
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