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Polycystic kidney disease in infants. what is the prognosis, will my niece be ok? cysts were found on my nieces kidney during an ultrasound

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Variable.: An answer for renal ( kidney) specialist. But in some kids it may resolve spontaneously. In some it causes severe kidney malfunction with the worst case scenario, being eventual transplantation.Also can be associated with other defects. With proper care should eventually be ok.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Polycystic kidney: Polycystic kidney in infants tends to be progressive. The girl requires close follow up by pediatric nephrologist with serial ultrasound exams and blood tests.

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