J Rhinol.  2017 Nov;24(2):118-122. 10.18787/jr.2017.24.2.118.

A Case of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. doctorth@korea.ac.kr

Abstract

Primary ciliary dyskinesia is a disease characterized by unexplained neonatal respiratory distress, otitis media, chronic sinusitis, and chronic bronchiectasis. In approximately half of cases, situs inversus totalis or other laterality defects are found. The incidence ranges from 1 in 4,000 to 1 in 40,000 live births. Early diagnosis is important and the disease is finally confirmed by electron microscopic biopsy. The treatment of primary ciliary dyskinesia is based on appropriate procedures. We present a rare case of a 20-year-old male with bronchiectasis, chronic otitis media and chronic sinusitis.

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Primary ciliary dyskinesia; Electron microscope; Ultrastructure
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