Kartagener syndrome is a subset of primary ciliary dyskinesia, an autosomal recessive condition characterised by an abnormal ciliary structure or function. Kartagener syndrome, current data on a classical disease. Case report. Keywords: Kartagener Syndrome; Primary. Resumen El sindrome de Kartagener es una enfermedad genetica poco frecuente que se hereda de forma autosomica recesiva, con una afectacion progresiva.

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Clinical suspicion of KS occurs when the heart is auscultated on the right and the liver is palpated on the left.

If a person with recurrent respiratory infections attends consultation, and also presents structural alterations in the lungs, PKD should be considered. Are you looking for Ciliary enfeermedad in primary ciliary dyskinesia and other respiratory conditions: Loading Stack – 0 images remaining.

Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: CT provides good anatomical detail of the specific condition, while MRI can be useful to assess patients with cardiac abnormalities.


The patient presented satisfactory clinical recovery and was discharged from the institution after completing the antibiotic scheme, with precise indications of outpatient controls by pulmonology. A clinical study of 27 patients. The immotile cilia syndrome: Kartagener triad Kartagener’s triad Kartagener’s syndrome Kartenegers syndrome.

He also presented unquantified fever; coughing with greenish expectoration; exertional dyspnea; odynophagia; generalized arthralgia; nasal congestion, and asthenia.

Síndrome de Kartagener. Diagnóstico en una paciente de 75 años | Archivos de Bronconeumología

The bronchial artery index is used to identify it and should normally be close to 1; however, it may increase during vasoconstriction or be normal during pulmonary hypertension.


Are you a health professional able to prescribe or dispense drugs? On the other hand, thin-section chest CT is the gold standard to detect bronchiectasis, although thick-section CT can also be used.

The presence of situs inversus, chronic sinusitis and bronchiectasis suggested a enfefmedad of primary ciliary dyskinesia and KS. Further paraclinical tests included a chest x-ray that showed dextrocardia, with no signs of consolidation or pleural effusion. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso.

Case 9 Case 9. No gender predilection is recognised. Inadequate sweeping of pulmonary secretions causes bronchial dilatations or bronchiectasis that are observed as tubular opacities or ovoids of variable sizes in chest x-ray, a less kxrtagener method for its detection with respect to HRCT. Ultrastructural abnormalities of bronchial cilia in children with recurrent airway infections and bronchiectasis.

Cilia, primary ciliary dyskinesia and molecular genetics. However, the diagnostic precision of PKD is achieved with the elements mentioned above, all of which are difficult to access. Prevalence and genetics of immotile-cilia syndrome and left-han dedness. Abscess required surgical drainage and antibiotic therapy no data were available on the procedure or antibiotic management administered.

It is usually diagnosed during childhood, with a small number of cases discovered in adults and even fewer among patients over 60 years of age. Beitr Klin Tuberk Spezif Tuberkuloseforschung.

Med Clin Barc, pp. Genetic diagnosis is available and multi-gene panels include most of the genes related to PKD. En el presente articulo se describe la compleja interrelacion entre la variacion genetica y un tratamiento inespecifico apropiado del sindrome. Continuing navigation will be considered as acceptance of this use. National Journal of Clinical Anatomy. Bronchiectasis in congenital diseases. Once the over-aggregated infectious process was confirmed in a patient with risk factors for pseudomonas infection, antibiotic therapy was adjusted with piperacillin tazobactam 4.


The prevalence of primary ciliary dyskinesia is approximately 1 in 12, 5. The infectious respiratory compromise presented by patients with KS can be explained by cilia alteration, which leads to the malposition of some organs, as well as to structural and functional alteration of others.

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Check for errors and try again. Short Cases Respir Med, 2pp. Own elaboration based on Adam et al. I Mitteilung Bronchiekctasien enermedad situs viscerum inversus. Q J Med, 67pp.

Unable to process the form. Knowing left from right: Longitudinal study of lung function in a cohort of primary ciliary dyskinesia. European Respiratory Society guidelines for the diagno sis of primary ciliary dyskinesia. Further work was undertaken by Jennifer Sturgess, an ultrastructuralist from Efermedad who identified the radial spoke defect as a common feature of Kartagener syndrome and immotile cilia syndrome.