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What are the chances a child gets polycystic kidney, if the parents do not carry the disease?

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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Polycystic: In about 25% of cases, there is no know relative with polycystic kidney disease. Often this is because the relatives where not diagnosed or has a very mild form of the disease. Usually about 5% of people have a new mutation causing polycystic kidney disease.

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