Otsuka partners with former Olympic swimmer on kidney disease campaign
Otsuka is partnering with former Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin to raise awareness for a rare hereditary kidney disease that has affected her family.
Franklin’s father and multiple other family members were diagnosed with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), a fast-progressing ailment that causes cysts to develop in the kidneys, putting patients at risk of kidney failure. While average kidneys are the size of a fist, polycystic kidneys can grow to the size of a football, according to the PKD Foundation.
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