Infographic: Answers to 8 common PKD questions for #PKDAwarenessDay
Today, September 4, is #PKDAwarenessDay. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic kidney disease that affects approximately 600,000 people in the United States and accounts for about 2% of all new kidney failure cases annually. PKD causes cysts to grow uncontrollably in the kidneys of patients who have it. Patients who have one of the two forms of PKD—autosomal dominant PKD (ADPKD) and autosomal recessive PKD (ARPKD)—were born with the disease. Our infographic answers some of the common questions about the different types of PKD, PKD symptoms and how PKD affects patients’ lives.
Help the American Kidney Fund call attention to #PKDAwarenessDay and recognize the patients who are fighting the disease. Share this infographic and other information about PKD on social media. Remember to use the hashtag in your posts! For more information about PKD, visit this page on AKF’s website.