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Eur J Pediatr. 1992 Jan;151(1):73-5.

Abnormal length of cilia--a cause of primary ciliary dyskinesia--a case report.

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University Childrens Hospital (KAVH), Department Paediatric Pneumology and Immunology, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany.

Abstract

A 7-year-old Turkish boy had suffered from chronic coughing from early childhood. Severe bronchiectasis in the right lung was confirmed by bronchography. Ciliary beat frequency determined in a bronchial mucosal biopsy was markedly decreased (5.7 Hz). Electron microscopy revealed cilia with a length of 15 microns. No structural abnormality was found. A possible link between the abnormally long, slow beating cilia and the clinical symptoms is discussed.

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