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Other Names for this Disease
- Dextrocardia bronchiectasis and sinusitis
- Siewert syndrome
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Kartagener syndrome is a type of 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.
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- Casanova MS, Tuji FM, Yoo HJ, Haiter-Neto F. Kartagener syndrome. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. September 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16940490. Accessed July 12, 2011.
- Primary ciliary dyskinesia. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia. Accessed July 12, 2011.
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