Kartagener's syndrome


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Related to Kartagener's syndrome: situs inversus, Kartagener's triad, Young's syndrome

Kartagener's syndrome

 [kahr-tag´ĕ-nerz]
a hereditary syndrome consisting of dextrocardia, bronchiectasis, and sinusitis.

Kartagener's syndrome

The combination of congenital malfunction of the brush borders of the respiratory hair cells (cilia) with BRONCHIECTASIS, SINUSITIS and reversal (transposition) of the internal organs of the body. (Manes Kartagener, Swiss physician, b. 1897)
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Such cases of PCD's with situs inversus are known as Kartagener's syndrome. (1)
A case of Kartagener's syndrome associated with pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumothorax and pulmonary aspergilloma.
Kartagener's syndrome.Gomal J Med Sci 2006; 4:80-1.
A 46-year-old African-American male with a past medical history significant for essential hypertension, HIV, Kartagener's syndrome with situs inversus, and pulmonary hypertension presented to the emergency department with acute chest pain.
"Although male factor infertility accounts for about a third of all referrals for fertility treatment, because Kartagener's Syndrome is so rare, we do not see many patients with it."
The link between Kartagener's syndrome and bronchiectasis focuses on the dysmotility of the cilia.
A large proportion of vital, but immotile, sperm may indicate structural defects in the sperm tail, (6) or Kartagener's syndrome. A high percentage of immotile, non-viable (dead) sperm may indicate epididymal pathology.3 Anti-sperm antibodies could also be present if the immotile sperm are dead.
Kartagener's syndrome (bronchiectasis, sinusitis, and situs inversus) and cardiac anomalies.
Kartagener's syndrome. Diagnosis in a 75 year-old woman.
Congenital causes include cystic fibrosis (CF, Figure 12), immotile cilia syndrome (Kartagener's syndrome), hyper-IgE syndrome, and common-variable immunodeficiency.