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Pediatr Pulmonol. 2008 May;43(5):514-6. doi: 10.1002/ppul.20792.

Early lung disease in young children with primary ciliary dyskinesia.

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Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.


Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive disease in which ciliary dysfunction leads to chronic lung, sinus, and middle ear disease. PCD is often not diagnosed until late childhood due to its presumed rarity and the technical expertise necessary for diagnosis; as such, little is known about lung disease in young children with PCD. We report on 3 young children with PCD who had evidence of lung disease on infant pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopy, and/or computed tomography (CT) of the chest before 3 years of age.

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