Kartagener syndrome

Kar·ta·ge·ner syn·drome

(kahr-tag'ĕ-nĕr), [MIM*244400]
complete situs inversus associated with bronchiectasis and chronic sinusitis associated with ciliary dysmotility and impaired ciliary mucous transport in the respiratory epithelium. The mechanism of the reversal of laterality remains an enigma, but it appears to be strictly an abolition (indifference) of laterality rather than a true reversal. Autosomal recessive inheritance with variable penetrance.
See also: immotile cilia syndrome.
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Kartagener syndrome

Immotile cilia syndrome A trio of sinusitis, bronchitis and situs inversus–lateral reversal of all organs in the chest and abdomen–ie, heart and stomach on right, liver on left, etc–ie, opposite or inverted from their usual position
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Kar·ta·ge·ner syn·drome

(kahr-tag'ĕ-nĕr sin'drōm)
Complete situs inversus associated with bronchiectasis and chronic sinusitis associated with ciliary dysmotility and impaired ciliary mucus transport in the respiratory epithelium; autosomal recessive inheritance with variable penetrance. The mechanism of the reversal of laterality remains an enigma, but it appears to be strictly an abolition (indifference) of laterality rather than a true reversal.
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Kartagener,

Manes, Swiss physician, 1897-1975.
Kartagener syndrome - complete situs inversus associated with bronchiectasis and chronic sinusitis. Synonym(s): Kartagener triad; Zivert syndrome
Kartagener triad - Synonym(s): Kartagener syndrome
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Kar·ta·ge·ner syn·drome

(kahr-tag'ĕ-nĕr sin'drōm) [MIM*244400]
Complete situs inversus associated with bronchiectasis and chronic sinusitis associated with ciliary dysmotility and impaired ciliary mucous transport in the respiratory epithelium.
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Situs inversus totalis that is associated with primary ciliary dyskinesia is known as Kartagener syndrome (Bohun et al., 2007; Ortega et al., 2007).
Kartagener syndrome associated with reversible airflow obstruction.
Other includes Kartagener syndrome, immotile cilia syndrome, tooth infections, immune deficiency i.e: HIV, chemotherapeutic drugs.
To rule out etiologies such as cystic fibrosis and Kartagener syndrome, we obtained a chest x-ray and performed a chloride-in-sweat test; findings were normal.
It is known that dextrocardia with situs inversus has a 15% association of another rare disease that affects primarily the respiratory tract and the epithelia of the sexual organs, the Kartagener syndrome (immotile cilia syndrome characterized by bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, and infertility in men).
The pathogenesis of BBS is believed to be related to cilia and intraflagellar transport dysfunction in a similar manner as Kartagener syndrome, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, and nephronophthisis [3].
She is also among the 50% of people who have PCD to also have Kartagener syndrome, which means her organs are in mirror image, with her heart and stomach on the right-hand side and her lungs are not identical to each other.
Birth of a healthy boy using fresh testicular sperm in a patient with Klinefelter syndrome combined with Kartagener syndrome. Fertil Steril 2011;96:577-9.
Conversley, 50% of those with primary ciliary dyskinesia have DSIT, a condition called Kartagener syndrome (triad of bronchiectasis, chronic sinusitis, and situs inversus).
Kartagener syndrome (KS), a subset of primary ciliary dyskinesia, is an autosomal recessive disorder with variable phenotypic expressions.
Kartagener syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder, a subgroup of primary ciliary dyskinesia, characterized by a triad of bronchiectasis, sinusitis and situs inversus.
If associated with primary ciliary dyskinesia, sinusitis and bronchiectasis and infertility in males, it is called Kartagener Syndrome found in 25% of patients (3).