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Primary ciliary dyskinesia


Other Names for this Disease

  • Ciliary dyskinesia primary
  • ICS
  • Immotile cilia syndrome
  • Polynesian bronchiectasis
  • Polynesian bronchiectasis
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Inheritance

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How is primary ciliary dyskinesia inherited?

Primary ciliary dyskinesia is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive condition each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition.[1]
Last updated: 3/15/2011

References
  1. Primary ciliary dyskinesia. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). August 2010; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia. Accessed 7/12/2011.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Ciliary dyskinesia primary
  • ICS
  • Immotile cilia syndrome
  • Polynesian bronchiectasis
  • Polynesian bronchiectasis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.