Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • 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).

Resources

American Lung Association of Connecticut
45 Ash Street
E. Hartford, CT 06108
USA
Tel: (860)289-5401
Fax: (860)289-5405
Tel: (800)586-4872
Email: bcase@alact.org
Internet: http://www.alact.org

American Lung Association
61 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10006
USA
Tel: (212)315-8700
Fax: (212)315-8870
Tel: (800)586-4872
Internet: http://www.lungusa.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

PCD Foundation
10137 Portland Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55420
USA
Tel: (612)386-1261
Fax: (952)303-3178
Email: info@pcdfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.pcdfoundation.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

British Paediatric Orphan Lung Disease (BPOLD)
Internet: http://www.bpold.co.uk

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