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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1995|