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Mounier-Kuhn syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Congenital tracheobronchomegaly
  • Mounier Kuhn syndrome
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Overview

Mounier-Kuhn syndrome is a lung disorder that causes the respiratory tract to dilate or enlarge. People with Mounier-Kuhn syndrome develop frequently respiratory tract infections and recurrent cough. The condition can be diagnosed by lung function testsbronchoscopy, and a chest CT scan. The cause of Mounier-Kuhn syndrome is unknown. Treatment typically involves chest physical therapy and antibiotics to treat infections.
Last updated: 9/18/2012

References

  1. 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 9/18/2012.
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  • 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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Other Names for this Disease
  • Congenital tracheobronchomegaly
  • Mounier Kuhn syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.