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Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD)

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Introduction
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a rare inherited childhood condition in which the development of the kidneys and liver is abnormal.
Symptoms of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
The symptoms of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) can vary significantly, even within the same family.
Causes of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is caused by a fault (mutation) in a gene called PKHD1.
Diagnosing autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
A diagnosis of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is usually based on a child's symptoms and the results of an ultrasound scan.
Treating autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
There is currently no cure for autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD).