Kartagener's syndrome – a case report

Rajagopalan Mariappan, Kalaiselvi Nithiyanantham Praveenkumar, Ruta Shanmugam, Vellavedu Umapathy Shanmugam, Balaji Swaminathan and Rajasekaran Prem Nivas

Kartagener's syndrome is a rare, autosomal recessive genetic ciliary disorder comprising a triad of situs inversus, chronic sinusitis, and bronchiectasis. It is also called as Primary ciliary dyskinesia or immotile ciliary syndrome, the pathology involves defective movement of cilia leading to recurrent chest infections, ear, nose, throat symptoms, and infertility. Male to female sex ratio is 2 : 1. Here we present a case of kartagener’s syndrome in a 15 years old female patient and a brief review of its literature.

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