Primary ciliary dyskinesia: a cause of neonatal respiratory distress
Paediatrics and Child Health
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare disorder associated with chronic respiratory problems and even more infrequently as a cause of neonatal respiratory distress. Of consecutive 12 children seen with a diagnosis of PCD, the disorder presented within the neonatal period in 11, with a positive family history in 50%. The diagnosis was delayed in several cases, despite suggestive radiological findings. The data highlights the importance of recognizing PCD in newborns presenting with early respiratory distress and isolated dextrocardia.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Bhutta, Z. A.
(1995). Primary ciliary dyskinesia: a cause of neonatal respiratory distress. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 45(3), 70-73.
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