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Is PKD Contagious And How Do Other Family Members Get It

2015-09-26 08:49

Is PKD Contagious And How Do Other Family Members Get It

Is PKD contagious? The answer is definitely no, because PKD is a genetic disorder, which means only if you have PKD gene, you have the chance of developing PKD disease. Details are as follows:

It is known that people have 23 pairs of chromosomes, 22 pairs of which are autosomes, and the 23 rd pair is to decide gender (X or Y chromosomes). For ADPKD which is the most common in PKD, children have the 50% chance of inheriting PKD gene. No mater it is boy or girl, they both have 50% possibility.

In this way, if one of parents has ADPKD gene, babies have the 50 possibility of developing ADPKD. And if both parents have ADPKD gene, baby gets the 75% chance of ADPKD.

As for ARPKD, it is very rare for people. And if babies get ARPKD, they mostly die in infanthood. Recessive inheritance means each of parents must have ARPKD gene, and baby must inherit both of ARPKD gene. In this way, ARPKD can occur on patients. If only one is inherited, disease can not happen. As PKD is gene disorder, it can not be cured yet. People who have a family history of PKD should go to hospital to do some tests and scanning, making sure if PKD gene lies in body.

In conclusion, PKD can not be contagious and only people who have PKD gene are likely to develop PKD. Family members have PKD by inheriting PKD gene. Any question or more information about PKD, or kidney cyst, welcome to leave a message or contact online doctor anytime. Reply will be given very soon for you.

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