Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital tracheobronchomegaly
- Mounier Kuhn syndrome
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lung function tests, bronchoscopy, and a chest CT scan. The cause of Mounier-Kuhn syndrome is unknown, although cigarette smoke and air pollutants may act as irritating factors. Some cases are associated with connective tissue diseases such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and cutis laxa and may be inherited. Treatment typically involves chest physical therapy and antibiotics to treat infections.Mounier-Kuhn syndrome is a lung disorder that causes the respiratory tract to dilate or enlarge. People with this condition develop frequent respiratory tract infections and recurrent cough. The condition can be diagnosed by
Last updated: 8/5/2015
- Celik B, Bilgin S, Yuksel C. Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Bronchial Dilation. Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2011; 38(2):194-196. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/21494536/. Accessed 8/5/2015.
- Cordier JF, Cottin V, Lazor R, Prevot G. Mounier-Kühn syndrome. Orphanet. April 2014; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=en&Expert=3347. Accessed 8/5/2015.
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- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Mounier-Kuhn syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.