Primary ciliary dyskinesia

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Clinical picture[edit | edit source]

  • Impaired self-cleaning ability of the epithelium, productive expectoration and bronchiectasis occur.
  • Other symptoms: sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, rhinorrhea, nasal polyps, recurrent otitis, conduction disorder hearing loss, tympanic perforation, DC obstruction, recurrent pneumonia, infertility.
  • Situs viscerum inversus only occurs in about 50% of cases.
  • Diagnosis: complicated confirmation and it is necessary to know the result of electron microscopy and high-speed video microscopy (HSVM).

Therapy[edit | edit source]

  • Symptomatic, similar to other bronchiectasis.

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