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Kartagener syndrome

Kartagener syndrome: Introduction

Kartagener syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by enlarged bronchial tubes, sinusitis and cross-positioning of body organs. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Kartagener syndrome is available below.

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Causes of Kartagener syndrome

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Definitions of Kartagener syndrome:

An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by BRONCHIECTASIS; SINUSITIS; DEXTROCARDIA; and INFERTILITY. In vitro studies of tissues from these patients, have shown various patterns of abnormal ciliary beating. (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man,, MIM # 244400, April 24, 2001) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Kartagener syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Kartagener syndrome, or a subtype of Kartagener syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Kartagener syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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