PCD

PCD (Kartagener's): immotile cilia causing recurrent ear/sinus infections, situs inversus, infertility, bronchiectasis, dx by reduced nasal NO and brush biopsy showing immotile cilia


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  • PCD
  • aka: Primary ciliary dyskinesia, Kartagener's syndrome,
  • Kartagener's
  • immotile cilia causing recurrent ear/sinus infections, situs inversus, infertility, bronchiectasis, dx by reduced nasal NO and brush biopsy showing immotile cilia
  • recurrent ear/sinus infections, infertility
  • bronchiectasis (CT), reduced nasal NO, immotile cilia (brush biopsy), situs inversus (CXR)
  • cilia immotile (dynein arm defect)
  • clear mucus