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Diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia.

Olm MA, Caldini EG, Mauad T - J Bras Pneumol (2015 May-Jun)

Bottom Line: It results in mucus accumulation and bacterial colonization of the respiratory tract which leads to chronic upper and lower airway infections, organ laterality defects, and fertility problems.We review the respiratory signs and symptoms of PCD, as well as the screening tests for and diagnostic investigation of the disease, together with details related to ciliary function, ciliary ultrastructure, and genetic studies.In addition, we describe the difficulties in diagnosing PCD by means of transmission electron microscopy, as well as describing patient follow-up procedures.

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Affiliation: Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a genetic disorder of ciliary structure or function. It results in mucus accumulation and bacterial colonization of the respiratory tract which leads to chronic upper and lower airway infections, organ laterality defects, and fertility problems. We review the respiratory signs and symptoms of PCD, as well as the screening tests for and diagnostic investigation of the disease, together with details related to ciliary function, ciliary ultrastructure, and genetic studies. In addition, we describe the difficulties in diagnosing PCD by means of transmission electron microscopy, as well as describing patient follow-up procedures.

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Quantitative assessment of dynein arms.
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f03: Quantitative assessment of dynein arms.

Mentions: Quantification of outer and inner dynein arms is performed in some centers, the standards varying across centers.(17,39,43,46,48)Chart 2 summarizes the results of studies involving quantitative assessment of dynein arms.


Diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia.

Olm MA, Caldini EG, Mauad T - J Bras Pneumol (2015 May-Jun)

Quantitative assessment of dynein arms.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4541762&req=5

f03: Quantitative assessment of dynein arms.
Mentions: Quantification of outer and inner dynein arms is performed in some centers, the standards varying across centers.(17,39,43,46,48)Chart 2 summarizes the results of studies involving quantitative assessment of dynein arms.

Bottom Line: It results in mucus accumulation and bacterial colonization of the respiratory tract which leads to chronic upper and lower airway infections, organ laterality defects, and fertility problems.We review the respiratory signs and symptoms of PCD, as well as the screening tests for and diagnostic investigation of the disease, together with details related to ciliary function, ciliary ultrastructure, and genetic studies.In addition, we describe the difficulties in diagnosing PCD by means of transmission electron microscopy, as well as describing patient follow-up procedures.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a genetic disorder of ciliary structure or function. It results in mucus accumulation and bacterial colonization of the respiratory tract which leads to chronic upper and lower airway infections, organ laterality defects, and fertility problems. We review the respiratory signs and symptoms of PCD, as well as the screening tests for and diagnostic investigation of the disease, together with details related to ciliary function, ciliary ultrastructure, and genetic studies. In addition, we describe the difficulties in diagnosing PCD by means of transmission electron microscopy, as well as describing patient follow-up procedures.

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Related in: MedlinePlus