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Could many itching spots on the back (extant for several years) be caused by the patient having polycystic kidney disease (ckd stage 3a)?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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In brief: Not likely,,,

Polycystic kidney disease is characterized by flank pain, hematuria (blood in urine), urinary tract infection in 30s and 40s, and hypertension.
Also cysts in the kidney and liver as well as berry aneurysms in the brain are characteristic. There are apparent no skin lesions that characterize this disease, unless they're due to whatever causes the urinary tract infections. Hope this helps.

In brief: Not likely,,,

Polycystic kidney disease is characterized by flank pain, hematuria (blood in urine), urinary tract infection in 30s and 40s, and hypertension.
Also cysts in the kidney and liver as well as berry aneurysms in the brain are characteristic. There are apparent no skin lesions that characterize this disease, unless they're due to whatever causes the urinary tract infections. Hope this helps.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Rash. Pkd

Typically, no. PKD itself spares the skin.
Phosphate elevations can irritate skin and cause spots.

In brief: Rash. Pkd

Typically, no. PKD itself spares the skin.
Phosphate elevations can irritate skin and cause spots.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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