Primary ciliary dyskinesia ├ó┬?┬? Kartagner syndrome
Author(s): Renuka Jadhav, Sampada Tambolkar, S. Agarkhedkar, Adi Padma Priya, Koramutla Nagendra
PCD is an inherited disorder characterised by impaired ciliary function leading to chronic Sino pulmonary disease, persistent middle ear infections, left –right orientation defects and infertility. Estimated frequency of PCD is 1 in 12,000 to 1 in 20,000 live births. It is diagnosed by recurrent respiratory tract infections and presence of clinical phenotype and ultra-structural defects of cilia. We are reporting a case of kartagner syndrome in a 12 yrs. old child. She had history of recurrent respiratory tract infection, chronic otitis media. Kartagner was diagnosed by phenotypic presentation and HRCT THORAX suggestive of dextrocardia with situs in versus with bronchiectasis with recurrent Sino pulmonary disease and persistent middle ear infection.
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