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Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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It is possible that the main title of the report Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

Synonyms

  • immotile cilia syndrome
  • PCD

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Kartagener syndrome

General Discussion

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive genetic condition in which the microscopic cells in the respiratory system called cilia do not function normally. Ciliary dysfunction prevents the clearance of mucous from the lungs, paranasal sinuses and ears. Bacteria and other irritants in the mucous lead to frequent respiratory infections. Kartagener syndrome is a type of PCD associated with a mirror-image orientation of the heart and other internal organs (situs inversus).

Resources

American Lung Association in Connecticut, East Hartford

45 Ash Street

E. Hartford, CT 06108

USA

Tel: (860)289-5401

Fax: (860)289-5405

Tel: (800)586-4872

Email: info@lungne.org

Internet: http://www.lungne.org



American Lung Association

1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Suite 800

Washington, DC 20004

USA

Tel: (202)785-3355

Fax: (202)452-1805

Tel: (800)586-4872

Email: info@lungusa.org

Internet: http://www.lungusa.org



Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation

10137 Portland Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55420

USA

Tel: (612)386-1261

Fax: (952)303-3178

Email: info@pcdfoundation.org

Internet: http://www.pcdfoundation.org



Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126

Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126

Tel: (301)251-4925

Fax: (301)251-4911

Tel: (888)205-2311

TDD: (888)205-3223

Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/



Madisons Foundation

PO Box 241956

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tel: (310)264-0826

Fax: (310)264-4766

Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org

Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org



British Paediatric Orphan Lung Disease

Email: admin@bpold.co.uk

Internet: http://www.bpold.co.uk



For a Complete Report

This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to MyD-H, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock patient portal. You must be a registered MyD-H user for the Lebanon, Manchester, or Nashua locations to access this site.

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It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

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Last Updated:  6/4/2012

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