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Kartagener syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Dextrocardia bronchiectasis and sinusitis
  • Siewert syndrome
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Overview

Kartagener syndrome is a type of primary ciliary dyskinesia associated with situs inversus (mirror-image reversal of internal organs).[1] Kartagener syndrome is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion and is characterized by the triad of situs inversus, bronchiectasis and sinusitis.[2] About 50% of individuals with primary ciliary dyskinesia have Kartagener syndrome.[3]
Last updated: 7/12/2011

References

  1. Zariwala MA, Knowles MR, Leigh MW. Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. GeneReviews. October 6, 2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1122/. Accessed 7/12/2011.
  2. Casanova MS, Tuji FM, Yoo HJ, Haiter-Neto F. Kartagener syndrome. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. September 2006; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16940490. Accessed 7/12/2011.
  3. 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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Other Names for this Disease
  • Dextrocardia bronchiectasis and sinusitis
  • Siewert syndrome
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