Diseases & Conditions


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Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia


Synonyms of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
  • 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 internal organs (situs inversus).

Organizations related to Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
  • American Lung Association
    61 Broadway, 6th Floor
    New York NY 10006
    Phone #: 212-315-8700
    800 #: 800-586-4872
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.lungusa.org
  • American Lung Association of Connecticut
    45 Ash Street
    E. Hartford CT 06108
    Phone #: 860-289-5401
    800 #: 800-586-4872
    e-mail: bcase@alact.org
    Home page: http://www.alact.org
  • British Paediatric Orphan Lung Disease (BPOLD)
    None
    None None None
    Phone #: N/A
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.bpold.co.uk
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • Madisons Foundation
    PO Box 241956
    Los Angeles CA 90024
    Phone #: 310-264-0826
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
  • PCD Foundation
    4752 Park Ave
    Minneapolis MN 55407
    Phone #: 612-822-3496
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: info@pcdfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.pcdfoundation.org



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