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Case Series of Kartagener Syndrome: A Rare Genetic Disorder with Variable Pulmonary Presentation

Anand Rajendran, Thoupikka M, Maria L Rashmi, Ananthi M, Sneha Joshi

Keywords : Bronchiectasis, Case report, Immotile cilia, Infertility, Kartagener syndrome, Pneumothorax

Citation Information : Rajendran A, M T, Rashmi ML, M A, Joshi S. Case Series of Kartagener Syndrome: A Rare Genetic Disorder with Variable Pulmonary Presentation. Indian J Respir Care 2024; 13 (2):136-139.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11010-1107

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-06-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Abstract

Kartagener syndrome (KS) is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by the triad of situs inversus, chronic sinusitis, and bronchiectasis. This case series presents three unique cases of this rare entity—a middle-aged man with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax, a case of a young female with infertility, and a third of an infertile middle-aged female with type 2 respiratory failure. We also highlight the importance of KS with varied clinical presentation, diagnostic challenges, and management strategies in different patients.


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