Other Names for this Disease
- Dextrocardia - bronchiectasis - sinusitis
- Dextrocardia bronchiectasis and sinusitis
- Immotile cilia syndrome, Kartagener type
- Primary ciliary dyskinesia, Kartagener type
- Siewert syndrome
primary ciliary dyskinesia associated with situs inversus (mirror-image reversal of internal organs). Kartagener syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion and is characterized by the triad of situs inversus, bronchiectasis and sinusitis. About 50% of individuals with primary ciliary dyskinesia have Kartagener syndrome.Kartagener syndrome is a type of
Last updated: 7/12/2011
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- Primary ciliary dyskinesia. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). August 2010; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia. Accessed 7/12/2011.
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