Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a relatively common inherited condition in which fluid-filled cysts develop in both kidneys. This disease is caused by a faulty gene, which is usually inherited from a parent. If you have ADPKD, there is a one in two (50%) chance your child will inherit the disease. Similarly, there is a one in two (50%) chance that they will have normal kidneys. The risk is the same for every child you have. As per the latest guidance, we would be happy to offer regular two-yearly monitoring for children and young people at risk of ADPKD which will include Blood Pressure measurement and kidney function tests. Also, we could offer screening tests for kidney ultrasound or genetic testing to asymptomatic children and young people at risk of ADPKD, if testing has been agreed by parents or carers (and, wherever possible, the young person) and health professionals.
This is a link to guidance for monitoring children and young people with, or at risk of developing Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD).
Here is the link to PKD charity website, for further information. If you are a patient with ADPKD and would like any further information regarding monitoring/diagnosing about PKD please book an appointment with any of our doctors.