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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 203-206

Kartagener syndrome: A review of three cases

1 Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, G.S.V.M. Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Surya Kant
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1118-8561.176590

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Kartagener's syndrome (KS) is an autosomal recessive subgroup of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) which presents as sinusitis, bronchiectasis, and dextrocardia .The deficit in the coordination of ciliary motion results in mucus retention and recurrent respiratory tract infections (sinusitis, otitis media and pneumonia. Kartagener patients are more or less troubled by repeated infection for which they have to seek medical attention which is largely the reason for their morbidity .An adult person commonly seeks medical help because of infertility .We present series of three cases of Kartagener syndrome with characteristic clinico-radiological features.

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