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I’m sorry to inform you that your prospective baby boy has Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD). ARPKD is inherited recessively so you are both most likely carriers of the disease. There is no good way to say this but that means you have a 50% chance of having a child with ARPKD. From our last ultrasound we saw that his kidney was abnormally large for a fetus his age and we believe we’ve also located a cyst. ARPKD causes cysts to grow in your kidney. Cysts a sac that contains fluid and can interfere with the filtering of waste in the blood. The cysts cause the kidney is become abnormally large. Some of the symptoms for ARPKD are: liver scarring, trouble breathing, kidney failure, kidney stones, and high blood pressure. I’m
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