Learn About ARPKD

Learn about autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease from the world's leading medical experts in the web's most comprehensive PKD library. View webinars, videos and discover the many educational opportunities we offer. You can also access important information based on your child's stage of ARPKD.


ADPKD vs ARPKD: What's the Difference?

Autosomal dominant (ADPKD) is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases.  ADPKD affects approximately 1 in 500.  It does not skip a generation. There is usually a family history of ADPKD.  Parents with ADPKD have a 50 percent chance of passing the disease on to each of their children.

Autosomal recessive (ARPKD) is a relatively rare genetic disorder, occurring in approximately 1 in 20,000 individuals. It affects boys and girls equally and often causes significant mortality in the first month of life.

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What We're Doing to Fight ARPKD

Since 2006, nearly $2 million has been invested for ARPKD-related research, support and education. These investments also benefit children with ADPKD, and congenital hepatic fibrosis (CHF), a disease closely associated with ARPKD.

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