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Can a man with polycystic kidney disease father children?

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Yes

A man who has PKD carries a gene for it that has a 1 in 2 chance of being transmited to one of his kids.
His ability to procreate is not affected by this gene so it usually affects half of his children who then pass it to their progeny. This way you find clusters of this illness in specific families. The same goes for women.

In brief: Yes

A man who has PKD carries a gene for it that has a 1 in 2 chance of being transmited to one of his kids.
His ability to procreate is not affected by this gene so it usually affects half of his children who then pass it to their progeny. This way you find clusters of this illness in specific families. The same goes for women.
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