Title

Primary ciliary dyskinesia: a cause of neonatal respiratory distress

Document Type

Article

Department

Paediatrics and Child Health

Abstract

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.

Publication

Journal of Pakistan Medical Association

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